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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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Buckets & Spades Nov 2020

The latest issue of the Society's Journal is now available to read online or to download via the Journals tab.

A gentle reminder that subscriptions fall due for renewal on 1st January 2021. For those members who receive a printed copy of the Journal, a renewal form will be found with the November 2020 edition.

If you have a subscription to take the Journal in digital format, please go to the Membership page on our website for details of how to renew. Please note that if you are paying via Bank Transfer, the official name of our Society for the Bank's purposes is “Weston Super Mare & District Family History Society” (Capital S in Super).

PLEASE NOTE:- COVID Restrictions

  1. All  Society Meetings are cancelled - The Committee are working on the possibility of holding some meetings via  Zoom link. More information soon.
  2. The Free Help Sessions on Saturday afternoons have been cancelled until further notice

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS                        

Happy New Year to all our members!!  The January 2021 Newsletter welcomes a year which we hope will be kinder to us all and looks at a few ideas for research including writing up about our experiences of 2020 for future researchers. It suggests listening to a Podcast about the 1939 Register and asks for someone to consider becoming our Librarian.

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 Research

James Curry
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Weston Worthy - John HARRIS
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Raymond Merrick BUSSELL
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horse shows in weston
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James Puddy died 1803
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

Society Committee Meeting
Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 10:00 - 12:00
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