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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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1. All further Society Meetings are cancelled until September 2020 (virus requirements permitting).

2. The Free Help Sessions on Saturday afternoons have been cancelled until further notice

Regular Updates

The June 2020 Update comes as we enter our fourth month of avoiding or coping with this virus and as usual lists online resources which we hope will be helpful in your research.  It discusses a House Through Time on BBC, a Genealogical Index, some weird indexing on Ancestry and some tips from the Family History Federation. Thank you to all who are working to contain this disease and to support the public in so many ways.

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.

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Latest News

Weston and Clevedon Blitz
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June 2020 Update
3 days ago
Free Copies of Historic Wills
8 days ago
Congratulations to Brian Austin
16 days ago
Monumental Inscriptions
17 days ago

Latest Research

Foreman of the Norwich Union Firemen
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FRY 1780-1855
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what's in a name
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Locking Road School 1936
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Uphill Primary School
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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.

Forthcoming Events

Society Meeting
Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
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