The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society has a number of official Projects which aim to collect, transcribe and make available data which will be of assistance to members and other researchers engaged in studies of family history. The Society’s volunteers can search our databases for you.
Some of these Projects have been ongoing for many years transcribing records which are then entered into the Society’s searchable databases for baptisms (Somerset only), marriages, burials, monumental inscriptions and pedigrees (all covering both counties), while others have only recently been initiated.
Now that so much of the ‘basic’ data for genealogical research is readily available on-line, the Society is starting to concentrate on collecting and publishing information from less well-known sources, such as cast lists, school records, sports team lists, etc which can provide a rich source of previously untapped data for both Somerset and Dorset.
We would welcome suggestions for new projects, especially if you would be willing, and able to undertake the research yourself. Please contact us if you would like to help with any of the current Projects, or suggest a new one.