Somerset Family History

Were your ancestors from Somerset? These family history, genealogy and local history links and resources will help you find them.


Bath Archives
Somerset Archives

Births, Marriages & Deaths

Bath BMD
England BMDs

Somerset Parish Records

Burials & Cemeteries

Bath Burial Index

Census Records

1939 Register
UK Census 1841-1911

Criminals and Convicts

Criminal Ancestor Records
Somerset Quarter Sessions 1625-1639

Electoral Registers

Somerset Electoral Registers 1832-1914


RootsChat Somerset


Visitations of Somerset 1531 & 1573
Visitation of Somerset 1623

Historical Directories

Somerset Historical Directories
Somerset Trade Directory 1874

Local History

Domesday Book Somerset
GENUKI Somerset
History of Taunton
Somerset Historical Essays


Old Somerset Maps

Military Records

British Military Records
Somerset Light Infantry
Somerset Muster Roll 1569
Somerset Roll of Honour

Newspaper Archives

Bath Chronicle Newspaper 1770-1800
British Newspaper Collection 1710-1953
Somerset Newspaper Archives


iannounce UK Obituaries


Lost Pubs of Somerset
Somerset Apprentices 1575-1800
West Country Clockmakers

Parish Records

Somerset Parish Records

Photos and Postcards

Bath in Time
Ilminster Photographic Archive

Societies and Groups

Somerset & Dorset FHS
Weston-super-Mare & District FHS


Somerset Surnames 1881

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