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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 May 2022 Newsletter is now available.  It's the 1st May and as we dance around the Maypole we look forward to next month's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and back to the Coronation.  People did travel farther than we imagine and you can read about examples of moving to Salt Lake City in the 1850s.  Bath at Work and Workhouses are the topics for the next Society Meeting.  

 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 Research

William Vowles Lovell b. 1844
2 months 20 days ago
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Holland Street
2 months 27 days ago
Flour Mills and Bakeries
3 months 2 days ago
John HOCKEY and Joanna TAYLOR
3 months 8 days ago

New Surnames

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6 months 23 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
Tuesday, 31st May, 2022 10:00 - 12:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 8th June, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 13th July, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 14th September, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 12th October, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
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