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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…..



(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…..


Cassini Revised New Series Map – Sheet 182, Weston-super-Mare – 1899-1900

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.


Chedzoy Parish Registers

A transcription of: Christenings 1558-1920, Marriages 1558-1920, Burials 1558-1920.



(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…..


In Service, My Ancestor Was

(Pamela Horn)  By the end of the Victorian era nearly a third of all women and also many men in England and Wales had been a domestic worker at some time in their lives. This book seeks to give some…..


List of the Officers of the Somerset Local Militia 1808-1811

Transcribed from a list found in a local law firm’s archive, now held in the Somerset Heritage Centre, which was compiled as a result of the disbandment of the Volunteer Infantry in 1813 when many men transferred to the Local…..


Sixpenny Handley – The Story of Our Parish

(Various authors)  Sixpenny Handley has been home to smugglers and poachers, it has been burnt down on more than one occasion and there have been riots, murders and ghostly riders on horseback.  It is all true, except perhaps for the…..


Somerset Voices – A Celebration of Memories

(Ann Heeley, Louise Clapp & Liz Snelgrove)  Life is shown as it really was in the twentieth century in the words of those who have lived through great changes, drawn from a collection of over six hundred oral recordings of…..


Tracing Your Ancestors Using the UK Historical Timeline

(Angela Smith & Neil Bertram)  This is not a book listing names but a huge source of references between 1066 and 2021.  It enables the researcher to link dates connected with their ancestral research to historical events of all sorts……


Basic Facts about Using Record Offices for Family Historians

(Tom Wood)  This updated edition of the booklet about using record offices includes sections on preparations beforehand, reserving a research place, dos and don?ts, rules and regulations, using your time efficiently, getting help, making notes, and alternatives to County Record…..


Castles & Forts

(Colin Pomeroy)  Dorset’s surviving castles and forts are the visible record of a past that stretches back for more than a thousand years. They belong to three main periods: those dating to the Middle Ages, the coastal castles built during…..


Chelborough, East and West, Parish Registers

A transcription of: East Chelborough: Christenings 1732-1879, Marriages 1690-1846, Burials 1730-1879. West Chelborough: Christenings 1732-1879, Marriages 1673-1835, Burials 1740-1879.


Chinnock, West and Middle, The World War One Servicemen of – Remembering a Generation

(Phil Nichols)  A detailed look at the lives of 86 servicemen who were born in, or who lived in, the village before or during the Great War. In addition to the standard research sources for the period, the author has…..


Divorced, Bigamist, Bereaved?

(Rebecca Probert) The family historian?s guide to marital breakdown, separation, widowhood, and remarriage: from 1600 to the 1970s. A follow-up to Rebecca?s earlier title Marriage Law for Genealogists, that looks at lives which did not meet the common pattern of…..


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

Price now reduced (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…..