Somerset Family History resources and links to online records including parish records, BMDs, burials, wills, local history and much more.
BMDs & Parish Records
- Bath BMD
There are currently over 490,000 births, 188,000 marriages and 347,000 deaths available to search and view for free on Bath BMD (Births, Marriages, Deaths).
- Somerset Parish Records
Burials & Cemeteries
- Bath Burial Index
The Bath Burial Index is a compilation of information on burials for 50 of Bath’s cemeteries and graveyards past and present. It currently has over 240,000 entries from 1660 to present. In addition, there are over 30,000 images of surviving memorials.
- 1939 Register
There are nearly half a million records for Somerset in this census substitute.
- UK Census 1841-1911
Criminals and Convicts
- Prisoners for Trial at Assizes 1810-1905
A searchable index to the printed calendars of prisoners for trial at the assize courts, containing over 11,000 entries for Somerset.
- Prisoners in Ilchester Gaol 1821-44
Prisoners born or whose last abode was in Frome Hundred, extracted from the searchable list of the Gaol Registers on the Somerset Record Office .
- Somerset Quarter Sessions
This index allows you to search and view over 62,000 records.
- Somerset Quarter Sessions 1625-1639
- Bath Chronicle Newspaper 1770-1800
- British Newspaper Collection 1710-1953
- Somerset Newspaper Archives
Photos and Postcards
Societies and Groups
- Somerset & Dorset FHS
Aims to help anyone with ancestors from either or both counties. Becoming a member is quite easy and cheap. The society maintains a number of records related to the areas. The Society was founded in 1975, and has over 2,700 members registered worldwide. Members also receive a quarterly journal called ‘The Greenwood Tree’. The society’s research centre is in Sherbourne, where a number of records and databases can be accessed.
- Weston-super-Mare & District FHS
Wills and Probate
- Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.1
- Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.2
- Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.3
- Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.4
- Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.5
- Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills Vol.6
- Somerset Medieval Wills 1501-1530
- Somerset Will Abstracts 1385-1558
- Taunton Wills 1537-1799
The official calendars of wills and administrations from the Court of the Archdeacon of Taunton.
- Somerset Workhouse Admissions and Discharges
The index has almost 80,000 entries from the 14 Somerset Union Workhouses. From 1836 onwards.