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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

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

Crime and Punishment in Dorset – A Thousand Years of Murder, Mayhem and Mystery

(Terry Hearing) The story of Dorset’s criminal past begins with skulduggery in the Royal Family in the 10th century, and progresses through much human folly to treason and murder in the 20th century. Curiously, domestic violence was often not regarded…..

£19.99

Hardington Mandeville, A Peewit in Wartime – A Child’s War in Somerset

(Gordon Rendell).  The author, aged three at the start of the war in 1939, experienced the following six years with a sharp intensity.  Having an enquiring mind and time of his hands, he studied the village characters and was often…..

£12.99

Heathlands

(Lesley Haskins)  Dorset’s heaths are internationally renowned as the finest example of this most fragile of habitats anywhere in Britain.  They embrace an ever-changing mosaic of dry sandy ridges, bogs, pools and streams, which together support an exceptional wealth of…..

£4.95

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

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

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

Downs, Meadows & Pastures

(Jim White)  The tiny fragments of Dorset grassland that remain rich in wildlife are widely scattered, mirroring the underlying geology.  They range from ancient pasture in the clay vales to the herb-strewn turf of the chalk downland, from a handful…..

£4.95

Somerset – Curious and Surprising

(Jack Sweet)  The author describes the many times and the variety of ways in which the people of Somerset enjoyed themselves – sometimes very oddly indeed – in those ’good old days’ when the world and our lives were simpler……

£9.99

Somerset Freeholders List 1733

This booklet fills a gap of half a century between the jury books held amongst the Quarter Sessions archive at the Somerset Heritage Centre. It consists of the names, places of abode and occupations where given of all persons qualified…..

£3.45

Tracing Your Ancestors through the Equity Courts

(Susan T Moore)  The records of the Courts of Equity, which deal with cases of fairness rather than the law, are among the most detailed, extensive and revealing of all the legal documents historians can consult, yet they are often…..

£14.99