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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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Society AGM

Due to coronavirus restrictions we are unable to hold physical meetings at our normal location. The committee has therefore taken the decision to postpone the meeting until it is deemed safe for us to get together again.

A full set of accounts will appear in the November 2020 edition of our Journal – Buckets & Spades.

PLEASE NOTE:- COVID Restrictions

  1. All  Society Meetings are cancelled - unless by Zoom
  2. The Free Help Sessions on Saturday afternoons have been cancelled until further notice

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS                        

The October 2020 Newsletter  reviews some of the benefits of joining our society and suggests some ways in which members can keep up to date with their research.  In view of current discussions - Did a Vicar of Uphill own slaves?

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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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, 24th November, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
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