Somerset & Dorset FHS

somerset-dorset-fhsThe Somerset and Dorset Family History Society 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. Also at the Centre you will find:

  • The Society Library
  • The Society Booksales
  • The Dorset and Somerset Marriage Indexes
  • The Dorset and Somerset Monumental Inscriptions Index
  • The Somerset Baptisms Index
  • The 1881 Census Index, and copies of the 1881 and 1901 Censuses
  • The British Vital Records Index
  • The Wills Index
  • The Strays Index
  • Printed copies of Parish Records
  • Village Files
  • Somerset & Dorset Apprentices in London Index
  • Sherborne Castle Leases index
  • Jersey Hospital Admissions Archive

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