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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society

Publications

The Society’s Family History Centre in Yeovil is still closed to members and other visitors, but we are very pleased to have reopened our bookshop for online sales and orders by post, only – please do not come to the Centre to buy books.

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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

Coker Canvas – The Textile Industry of the Somerset/Dorset Border

(Richard Sims)  Coker Canvas provides the first detailed account of the textile trade in the area around East and West Coker.  Textiles have formed the core of area’s economy from the 17th century and, although not as important as it once…..

£12.00

Loders Back-Along – 2nd Edition

(Bernard Paull)  The author has spent many years collecting post cards and photographs of Loders.  This collection, much of which has been included in the book, has enabled a look back at life and events in the village between the…..

£10.00

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

Woodlands

(Anne Horsfall) Woodland in Dorset is a diversity of mixed plantations, conifers, beech belts, deciduous woods and copses.  Ancient oak and hazel woods are scarce, but have long and interesting histories associated with Royal Forests, monastic estates, medieval deer parks…..

£4.95

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

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

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

Dorset – Lost Dorset, The Villages & Countryside

(David Burnett)  A collection of 350 postcards selected from Barry Cuff’s remarkable collection, all taken by professional photographers, which were deliberately posed for the camera. The pictures cover the period between the invention of the postcard in the 1880s until…..

£12.00

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

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