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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


  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.


The July 2024 Newsletter has been published and hopefully will suggest 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.

Latest Research

Milton Road cemetery burials
1 months 1 day ago
Weston school and London refugees
1 months 19 days ago
Ancketyll's of Clapton-in-Gordano and Wraxall
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Murder of Thomas BECKET
2 months 27 days ago
Austin Mitchell - 1869 - 1904
3 months 7 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

Workshop by Zoom: Guild of One-Name Studies
Wednesday, 24th July, 2024 19:30 - 21:30
Library Help Session
Saturday, 7th September, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting: site visit
Wednesday, 11th September, 2024 14:30 - 16:30
Library Help Session
Saturday, 5th October, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 9th October, 2024 14:30 - 17:00
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