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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.  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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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.

Regular Updates

The December 2019 wishes all our members a happy and interesting Christmas Season with family gatherings adding to your knowledge of the family.  The update features the Family Tree Booklet available to encourage children to be interested in their family history and looks at some TV programmes with family history as a theme.  Christmas Day marriages, wills and Birnbeck Pier all get a mention.

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

December 2019 Update
13 days ago
George REED of Burnham on Sea
1 months 5 days ago
Free Access for Remembrance Weekend from Findmypast
1 months 8 days ago
Documents about East Brent
1 months 12 days ago
November 2019 Update
1 months 15 days ago

Latest Research

Richard OGBORN - Winford and Nempnett Thrubwell
9 days ago
Gallop Tea Gardens, Dundry
24 days ago
Who lived in Burlington Street?
2 months 4 days ago
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Who was George HILL?
2 months 21 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 Free Help Sessions
Saturday, 21st December, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
Weston Library Free Help Sessions
Saturday, 4th January, 2020 14:00 - 15:30
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
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