Somerset & Dorset Family History Society
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Research Services

Payments for research undertaken by the Society

Dorset Census Indexes

Dorset Census Indexes for 1841, 1851 and 1891

Somerset Census Indexes

Somerset Census Indexes for 1841, 1851 and 1891

Dorset Parish Registers

Transcriptions of some Dorset Parish Registers

Somerset Parish Registers

Transcriptions of some Somerset Parish Registers

Miscellaneous Somerset & Dorset CDs

Various reocords on CD

Miscellaneous Society Publications for Somerset & Dorset

Various Indexes in Booklet Form

Dorset DVDs

Films of Dorset Rivers on DVD

Dorset Local History Books

Books about towns and villages in Dorset, and about the whole county

Somerset Local History Books

Books about towns and villages in Somerset, and about the whole county

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About Us

The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society was set up in 1975, and has about 2,100 members registered world-wide. It is a registered charity (No. 1010351) and is affiliated to the Federation of Family History Societies.

The Society publishes a quarterly journal entitled "The Greenwood Tree", in which members can submit queries for publication to reach the whole membership. Groups run monthly meetings in various parts of the two counties, with talks on family history and related subjects, and occasional visits to places of interest. The Society has a large research centre in Yeovil in Somerset which houses an extensive library and research resources including internet access. Volunteers are on hand during opening hours to assist researchers as needed. Limited research can be carried out on behalf of members for a small fee.

The Society has produced a number of publications including census indexes for Somerset and Dorset for 1841, 1851 and 1891. A limited series of Parish Register transcripts is also available, with much more extensive transcriptions available in the Research Centre. Somerset and Dorset indexes are maintained for marriages, burials and monumental inscriptions, as well as baptisms for Somerset. A collection of pedigrees is also indexed, and requests for searches in all these indexes may be submitted by post.

A Bookshop is well stocked with local and family history books, as well as Society publications.

Contact Us

For general enquiries, please write to:

Somerset & Dorset FHS
Broadway House
Peter Street
Yeovil
BA20 1PN

Our Website

http://www.sdfhs.org/

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Registered Charity No 1010351