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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 May 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 News

May 2024 Newsletter
27 days ago
WW2 Graves in Venray Cemetery
1 months 21 days ago
April 2024 Newsletter
1 months 26 days ago
Finding Eliza Carr
2 months 7 days ago
Napoleonic Wars
2 months 13 days ago

Latest Research

Weston school and London refugees
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Ancketyll's of Clapton-in-Gordano and Wraxall
11 days ago
Murder of Thomas BECKET
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Austin Mitchell - 1869 - 1904
1 months 18 days ago
Smalls Quarries Ltd
1 months 19 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

Library Help Session
Saturday, 1st June, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 12th June, 2024 14:30 - 17:00
Library Help Session
Saturday, 6th July, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 10th July, 2024 14:30 - 17:00
Library Help Session
Saturday, 7th September, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
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