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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society

Lost your Somerset or Dorset Ancestors?

If you can’t find your ancestors where you expect them to be in Somerset or Dorset, it is worth bearing in mind that they may have moved in or out of neighbouring counties. These are the Family History Societies and Record Offices which border on to our area.

Bristol and Avon FHS

Web Site. http://www.bafhs.org.uk
E-mail. [email protected]
Secretary’s E-mail. [email protected]

Bristol Record Office

“B” Bond warehouse, Sineaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN    0117 922 4224

Bristol Library

College Green, Bristol BS1 5TL   0117 903 7200
email [email protected]

Channel Islands FHS

Web Site. http://www.jerseyfamilyhistory.org
Email. via “contact us” tab on the website

Church of the Latter Day Saints

721 Wells Road, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 9HU
01275 838826 Appointment only – please telephone.

Devon FHS

Web Site. http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/
E-mail. [email protected]

Gloucester archives

Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW

Gwent FHS

Web Site. http://www.gwentfhs.info
Secretary’s E-mail. [email protected]

Hampshire Genealogical Society

Web Site. http://www.hgs-online.org.uk/
E-mail. [email protected]

Wiltshire FHS

Web Site. www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk
 E-mail. [email protected]

Weston-super-Mare & District FHS

Web Site. http://www.wsmfhs.org.uk
E-mail. http://wsmfhs.org.uk/contact 

National Genealogical Societies

Society of Genealogists

Founded in 1911 the Society of Genealogists (SoG) is Britain’s premier family history society. The Society maintains a genealogical library and education centre in Clerkenwell in London. The collections are particularly valuable for research before the start of civil registration of births marriages and deaths in 1837 but there is plenty for the beginner too, including the Free Family History Access area where beginners can get a taste of some of the online sources that will help them start their research.

Address: 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
Telephone: (020) 7251 8799
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sog.org.uk

Guild of One-Name Studies

There is a list of one-name societies/studies on The Guild of One-Name Studies website. It lists over 6,000 surnames and variants being researched by members world-wide. Many of these surnames occur in Somerset and Dorset, and there are links to members e-mail and Internet homepage addresses.

Website: http://one-name.org/

Federation of Family History Societies

Click here for a list of other Family History Societies affiliated to the Federation of Family History Societies.