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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. Our last zoom meeting will be our AGM 18th November. Physical meetings will commence 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2.30pm to 5pm on 8th December 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.

Want to Join a Zoom Meeting?      Basic instructions can be downloaded here.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS                        

The October 2021 Newsletter gives details of the new venue, day and timing for Society Meetings from December 8th.  It looks at some online courses for Family History, TV shows which may be interesting, the images available on FamilySearch, Autumn Festivals and offers a look up for Military History.  It looks forward to two more Zoom Meetings on Thursday evenings - in October about Temperance in the Bristol area and in November which will be our AGM.

 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

Army Lists
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Who did Samuel STOKES marry?
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19 Broad Weir, Bristol
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Pennant - Journal of the Nailsea Historical Society
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WW2 Letter from Royal Artillery
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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

Zoom Members' Meeting
Thursday, 18th November, 2021 19:00 - 21:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 8th December, 2021 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 12th January, 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
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