The Society holds more than 3,500 sets of documents donated by members and others. The collection consists mainly of pedigrees and family trees, but also includes some copies of deeds and indentures, lists of names extracted from parish registers, a few wills and some family histories and biographical notes. The collection is continually increasing.
The Society welcomes additions to the collection of pedigrees and family trees from both members and non-members. The documents should be legible and contain at least one named individual who was born, married or died in Somerset or Dorset.
The Society cannot guarantee the genealogical accuracy of any items supplied to enquirers.
The Society maintains a computer index of every person named in the collection which can be searched by yourself on this website here or we can search it for you for a small charge.
We strongly recommend that you send us some basic details to ask us to check if a pedigree is relevant to your family, before you order. Once you have identified a Pedigree or Family Tree of interest we can send you a copy. Please provide the Reference Number (from our Website search) if you have it. Our Pedigree Team members will always be happy to check if a Pedigree is relevant to the family you are researching.
The minimum charge for a search for an individual or family is £5.00. If you would like us to search for several individuals or families, please ask the Pedigree Service for an estimate of the cost before they do the work. Once we have identified relevant Pedigree(s), we will advise you of the total cost according to the number of pages to be copied. The cost per page is 25p plus £5 search fee, and once we have your agreement the copies will be posted to you. (postage – see below)
Postage – UK: If you order a Pedigree by post to be mailed to a UK address, please enclose a C4 stamped addressed envelope. A Pedigree request of a few pages should only require a ‘Letter’ stamp but if in doubt, or if you know that the Pedigree you are ordering contains many pages, we would suggest using a ‘Large Letter’ stamp. If you order a Pedigree by sending an e-mail, then you will be charged the appropriate postage.
Postage outside the UK: please enquire in advance for postal rates.
Requests for information should be sent to:
Pedigrees Service, SDFHS, Broadway House, Peter St., Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1PN or by E-mail to [email protected]
If you are a member, please state this when making your request and quote your membership number.