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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.

Founded in 1983, we have a growing and active membership

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70 parishes in North Somerset covered by Weston-super-Mare & District Family History Society

PLEASE NOTE:-

  1. Physical meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except August) from 2.30pm to 5pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall, Baytree Rd, Weston-super-Mare. These meetings will be recorded and a video provided on this website for those members unable to attend.
  2. The Free Help Sessions on Saturday afternoons in Weston Library are on the first Saturday of each month (except August) from 2.00pm until 3.30pm. 
  3. When the Society holds a meeting via Zoom and you want to join in follow these: Basic instructions can be downloaded here.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

The March 2024 Newsletter for St David's Day has been published and hopefully will contain something to assist your research and to inspire you to help your Society.  Please feel free to add any comments or omissions which will help your fellow members.  

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

Workshop 27th March
2 days ago
March 2024 Newsletter
3 days ago
February 2024 Newsletter
1 months 2 days ago
Destruction of Wills
1 months 5 days ago
Membership renewal
1 months 12 days ago

New Surnames

Sauvarin
6 days ago
Vennell
19 days ago
Maynard
20 days ago
Brown
2 months 29 days ago
REXSTRAW
3 months 21 days ago

FULL MEMBERSHIP

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

Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 13th March, 2024 14:30 - 17:00
Library Help Session
Saturday, 6th April, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 10th April, 2024 14:30 - 17:00
Library Help Session
Saturday, 4th May, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 8th May, 2024 14:30 - 17:00
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