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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 February 2020 Update welcomes new members, reminds that subscriptions are due, announces no Library Session on Feb 8th, but advertises The Family History Show on the same day.  Talks about methods of sharing research and helping others, Mentions some newish resources and finally has some Society news and information about meetings.

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

Directory of Somerset 1626-1674
15 days ago
February 2020 Update
23 days ago
No Free Help Session on Feb 8th.
24 days ago
January 2020 Update
1 months 30 days ago
Free Help Sessions in 2020
2 months 2 days ago

Latest Research

St. Jude's Church
22 hours 49 minutes 30 seconds ago
Weston-super-Mare & Kewstoke Association 1808
8 days ago
Samuel NICHOLS married Wedmore 1798
11 days ago
Two weddings in November 1943
14 days ago
17 days ago

New Surnames

15 days ago
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3 months 12 days ago
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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

Free Help Session
Saturday, 29th February, 2020 14:00 - 15:30
Free Help Session
Saturday, 7th March, 2020 14:00 - 15:30
Free Help Session
Saturday, 14th March, 2020 14:00 - 15:30
Society Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 19:30 - 21:30
Free Help Session
Saturday, 21st March, 2020 14:00 - 15:30
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