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Welcome to Weston-super-Mare & District Family History Society. If you live nearby or have an interest in families in or from this area of Somerset you will find plenty to help you here.  Just click on the map to see the area and a list of Parishes covered by this Society.

70 parishes in North Somerset covered by Weston-super-Mare & District Family History SocietyFounded in 1983, we have a growing and active membership

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A gentle reminder that subscriptions fall due for renewal on 1st January 2021. For those members who receive a printed copy of the Journal, a renewal form will be found with the November 2020 edition.

If you have a subscription to take the Journal in digital format, please go to the Membership page on our website for details of how to renew. Please note that if you are paying via Bank Transfer, the official name of our Society for the Bank's purposes is “Weston Super Mare & District Family History Society” (Capital S in Super).

PLEASE NOTE:- COVID Restrictions

  1. All  Society Meetings are cancelled - The Committee are working on the possibility of holding some meetings via  Zoom link. More information soon.
  2. The Free Help Sessions on Saturday afternoons have been cancelled until further notice

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS                        

The February 2021 Newsletter reminds members to renew, welcomes new members, asks yet again for a volunteer to become librarian and as always suggests some online resources to watch while in lockdown.

Our Free Websites page provides information about a variety of websites that are free to view. If you can recommend any to be added to this list please let us know.

May they Rest in Peace - A new book commemorating the men of Bleadon, Hutton & Locking who gave their lives in the First World War. - Only a few left! - Details here.

New Surnames

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Our Full Members have access to our library material, and all of our research aids in the form of parish transcripts, and a range of other transcripts. There are further benefits to becoming a Full Member, such as viewing (and downloading) our Journals that have been published over the years - see our Membership page for more details. We look forward to you joining us, and even meeting you at one of our 10 Monthly Meetings - should you decide great value full membership is for you.

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