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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

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

West Bay – Swimming and Some More

(Elizabeth Buckler Gale)  This book looks at the history of Bridport Harbour, now known as West Bay, and the Bridport Swimming Club which was founded in 1898, along with the author’s family’s ties to the town. Includes over 70 photographs……

£7.75

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

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

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