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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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  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 recorded and a video provided on this website for those members unable to attend.
  2. The Free Help Sessions on Saturday afternoons will resume as from Saturday 3rd Sept 2022.
    Initially they will be once a month, from 2.00pm until 3.30pm. 
  3. When the Society hold a meeting via Zoom and you want to join in follow these: Basic instructions can be downloaded here.


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The August 2022 Newsletter is now published on the web site.  It is free for everyone to read and this month celebrates the football achievement of the England Lionesses while considering other sports favoured by our ancestors. It also contains a map from 1769, an exhibition at the Weston Museum, more about the Private Schools in Weston and information about events involving the Society.

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

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August 2022 Newsletter
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Workshop on death records
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July 2022 Newsletter
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June 2022 Newsletter
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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 Committee Meeting
Friday, 2nd September, 2022 10:00 - 12:00
Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 3rd September, 2022 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 14th September, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Workshop Session by Zoom
Wednesday, 5th October, 2022 19:30 - 21:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 12th October, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
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