We have received this welcome news from the Weston Library
I hope all of you at the FHS are managing to stay safe and well during these very challenging times.
We would like to take a moment to share some good news with you.
Weston Library is now open 11-3.30 Monday-Friday
You can borrow books using self-service.
You can collect reservations
You can photocopy
You can use the computers and print documents but will need to book an appointment by calling or emailing the library on: 01934 426010 or Weston.email@example.com
Unfortunately, the following services are not yet available:
events and groups
studies library in the Frederick Wood room (Weston Library)
We also ask that you visit you help staff and customers to stay safe by:
always observing a 2m distance
sanitising your hands
wearing a face covering unless exempt
limiting the time you spend in the library
Please spread the word! We want to see you again!
Please share this email with your members, contacts, family and friends! If you would rather use your library from the comfort of your own home, please follow this link for newspapers, magazines, comics, e-books, e-audiobooks and so much more!
Not already a library member? No problem, just follow this link: to register with the library and access the online resources straight away!
Many thanks and hope to see you soon! Jane Goodison Community Services Supervisor Weston Library
The next Worthies have been published - Thomas & Harriet BARRY - Please comment if you have more information about them. As before they can be found with other documents about Weston-super-Mare Scroll to the bottom of the page below the photographs of Weston.
On Thursday 17th September the North Somerset Libraries team will be running a seminar on Zoom to showcase the North Somerset Studies Library.
The North Somerset Studies Library, in the Frederick Wood Room at Weston Library, is a separate reference collection for the history of our part of Somerset. Visitors are very welcome – if you visit in person bring your library card or proof of name and address. The library has:
Ordnance Survey sheets
tithe maps (digital) for North Somerset parishes
historical maps including street maps from the 19th century for Weston
thousands of photographs and postcards of local interest
Zoom tour: Thursday 17th September 11.00 – 11.45am
You will need to book your place on the Zoom session via the Eventbrite link below:
I wish to stand down as person looking after the library for the society (for heaven knows how many years) as I wish to free up some space in my garage. Would someone please take on this task? There are 12 storage boxes and I have taken one to the family history meetings we hold. Just a reminder that any of the books listed in the "library" section of this website can be requested and made available from my home at any time. I hold a list on computer and would let the new librarian have that.
If you are looking for a christening at Uphill between 1877-1918 it might be worth your while taking a look on Ancestry at the Bristol Non-Conformist Registers 1877-1923 because they contain the Registers for the Methodist Chapel in Regent Street Weston-super-Mare (where Barclays Bank now is). These include christenings which were at Uphill Wesleyan Chapel and at the George St Mission Rooms in Weston. To find them use the Card Catalogue - just enter Bristol under title and the Non-Conformist Registers are right at the top.
The National Archives (TNA) at Kew is currently closed to the public. While this continues, it is allowing people to download up to 50 digitised items per 30-day period free of charge. Usually the price is £3.50 per will. Only 10 items can be downloaded at a time, but when you have done so you can go back and collect some more (subject to the above limit).
Scanned PDF images of the office copies of wills proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury are available on this basis from the TNA site. There are over a million wills to choose from – you can search for those of interest on this page: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/wills- 1384-1858/
In order to use the service, you have to sign up for a free TNA account (or use your existing one). Setting up an account is easy. The link to do so is: https://secure.nationalarchives.gov.uk/login/Register
The Prerogative Court of Canterbury was the senior probate court for England and Wales until 1858.