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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society

Publications

24.3.2020. Our Family History Centre in Yeovil is closed until further notice due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not able to process and send publications’ orders. Thank you for your understanding.

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In our bookshop at the Family History Centre we stock a wide range of publications related to family and local history in Somerset and Dorset and adding them to this shop is going to take a while, so we would ask you to be patient please if you can’t find the book/CD you would like to buy.

The price quoted includes UK postage. If you are ordering publications to be posted to an address outside the UK, please select the ‘Overseas’ option when prompted.

10,000 Fallen Remembered on Dorset War Memorials

A Bargain – big price reduction.  (Murial Monk)  The book is a compilation of all the names of those who lost their lives in both World Wars and recorded on war memorials in Dorset, as well as a few names…..

£5.00

40 Years of the Greenwood Tree on CD

This CD has been produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society. It contains a complete set of all the back editions of The Greenwood Tree as text-searchable PDF files, including the 40th anniversary…..

£9.00

Agricultural Labourer, My Ancestor Was An (2nd Edition)

(Ian Waller) Unlike many occupational groups, there is no single set of records which enables us to find out about their lives. From the early 1800s onwards it is quite possible to locate documents among family papers such as letters,…..

£9.99

Basic Facts about Using Baptisms Records for Family Historians

(Pauline M Litton)  This guide outlines the various types of baptism record which the family historian is likely to encounter during research and in which type of record repository they can be found. Some of the problems and pitfalls which…..

£1.00

Blackmore Vale

(Hilary Towsend) The Blackmore Vale is Dorset at its most intimate and down-to-earth. The author brings a wonderfully personal touch to what is the first guide to the Blackmore Vale to be published. 87 pages.  Soft covers.  

£4.95

Blandford in the Great War

(ed Nicci Brown) Over 100 of the more than one million UK soldiers killed in the First World War were from Blandford, and more than 200 from nearby villages. This book is a testimony to them, and all the others…..

£12.00

Cassini Old Series Map – Sheet 181, Minehead & Brendon Hills – 1809

The map covers the same area, is reproduced to the same scale (1:50,000), carries the same map number and uses the same British National Grid Reference, as the corresponding Ordnance Survey Landranger© map.

£7.99

Tracing Your Roman Catholic Ancestors

(Stuart A Raymond)  The aim of this book is to identify the sources needed to trace Catholic family and local history in England and Wales. It begins by outlining the history and structure of English Catholicism.  Sources are scattered in…..

£14.99

Two Seventeenth Century Somerset Freeholders Lists

Transcriptions of a jurors book, originally the property of John Preston who served a sheriff of Somerset from 1647 to 1648, and a jurors book from 1697. The two lists consist of the names, places of abode and occupations where…..

£3.45

Yeovil – Letters Home to

(Jack Sweet) During the First World War, Yeovil men and women served on the Western Front, in Belgium and France, and many other places. Letters to and from home were welcomed by all recipients and during the four years of…..

£10.00

40 Years of the Greenwood Tree on Memory Stick

This data has been produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society. It contains a complete set of all the back editions of The Greenwood Tree as text-searchable PDF files, including the 40th anniversary edition…..

£11.00

Basic Facts about Using Marriage Records for Family Historians

(Pauline M Litton with Colin R Chapman)  This guide outlines the various types of marriage record which the family historian is likely to encounter during research and in which type of record repository they can be found. Some of the…..

£1.00

Bridges

(David McFetrich & Jo Parsons)  Dorset’s bridges form a rich architectural legacy that is all too often overlooked. Those pictured and described in the book span 800 years, from the Middle Ages to the present, and range from the simple…..

£4.95

Cassini Old Series Map – Sheet 182, Weston-super-Mare – 1809-1833

The map covers the same area, is reproduced to the same scale (1:50,000), carries the same map number and uses the same British National Grid Reference, as the corresponding Ordnance Survey Landranger© map.

£7.99

Marnhull – Where’s That To In Marn’ll Then?

(Adrian Bailey)  A guide to place names in Marnhull. The author, who became confused in trying to identify so many ‘local’ names as he struggled through his own family history research, decided to trace them all. The book provides a…..

£9.99

Secure the shadow – Somerset photographers 1839 – 1939

(Robin Ansell, Allan Collier & Phil Nichols)  This book is a celebration of Somerset?s photographic history, as seen through the lives and work of nearly 800 photographers. Each photographer is listed with details of where he/she was working and when,…..

£12.00