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Welcome to Weston-super-Mare & District Family History Society.

If you have an interest in families in or from this area of Somerset you will find plenty to help you here.  

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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May they Rest in Peace - A new book commemorating the men of Bleadon, Hutton & Locking who gave their lives in the First Word War. Details here.

Regular Updates

For the latest information about the society and family history research see the Monthly News Updates page.

The February 2019 Update covers tips on how to find females in your family tree, the cost of GRO Certificates, recommends using the 1939 Register, looks forward to our next meeting with its talk on early censuses, highlights the use of publishing your Surname Interests and introduces our Facebook Group.

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.

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Latest News

Missing books
15 days ago
February 2019 Update
15 days ago
Buckets & Spades Journal
26 days ago
Affiliate Members
30 days ago
Changes to Website
1 months 1 day ago

Latest Research

Walker's Merry Folk
3 days ago
CURRY Family
10 days ago
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Photograph of Unknown Group
13 days ago
Agnes Ethel BROWN
16 days ago

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

Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 16th February, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
Society Committee Meeting
Monday, 18th February, 2019 19:30 - 21:30
Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 23rd February, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 2nd March, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
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