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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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PLEASE NOTE:- COVID Restrictions

  1. Physical meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2.30pm to 5pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall, Baytree Rd, Weston-super- Mare. These meetings will be live streamed for those unable to attend.
  2. The Free Help Sessions on Saturday afternoons have been cancelled until further notice.
  3. When the Society hold a meeting via Zoom and you want to join in follow these: Basic instructions can be downloaded here.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS                        

   The January 2022 Newsletter welcomes a fresh look at the future, it looks back at 2021 and why we should be grateful for the NHS and the change it has made to our lives over the years.  It mentions the Education Act of 1944 and previous epidemics and causes of death which may have affected your ancestors.

 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.

Latest News

January 2022 Newsletter
24 days ago
December 2021 Newsletter
1 months 21 days ago
Portbury St Mary Monumential Inscriptions
2 months 0 day ago
Emmanuel Scout Troop
2 months 17 days ago
November 2021 Newsletter
2 months 24 days ago

Latest Research

St John's School 1929/30
8 hours 8 minutes 42 seconds ago
Cremation Records
21 days ago
Weston-super-Mare Temperance Hall. 1859
30 days ago
History of Buildings
1 months 12 days ago
My great grandmother - Sarah ELLY born Bath 1839
2 months 4 days ago

New Surnames

2 months 29 days ago
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3 months 24 days ago
4 months 10 days ago
4 months 12 days ago


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 Committee Meeting
Monday, 7th February, 2022 10:00 - 12:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 9th February, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 9th March, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 13th April, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
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