Our online shop

You can now pay the Society securely using our online shop for any or all of the following:

You will be able to pay securely using a PayPal account if you have one, or using your credit/debit card. You add your purchases to a shopping basket and then proceed to the checkout.

Bank Transfer

You can also make payments to the Society for any of the above by direct transfer to our bank account: Barclays Bank, plc., Taunton Branch. Sort Code: 20 85 26. Account No. 30817880 in the name of the SDFHS. Please try to ensure that your bank indicates what you are purchasing and in the case of a membership renewal please quote your membership number.

Credit/Debit Card

We cannot accept credit card details sent by email but can take your details over the phone, or by post, subject to a minimum payment of £5.
We will need the following information: -

* We cannot accept American Express, Electron or Diners Club

Payment by Cheque

If you prefer to post a sterling cheque (payable on a UK bank), please send it to: SDFHS, PO Box 4502, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6YL. If you are paying for a subscription please also enclose a completed Application Form (for new members) or the renewal form which you will receive every year with the November Greenwood Tree.


Please do not send cash through the post. We can accept cash payments made in person at our Family History Centre


If you are purchasing publications from our Bookshop, then payments may also be made by any one of the following methods: -

1) Secure on-line payment via

Go to Family History Societies, then Somerset & Dorset FHS. You will then find various categories on which you can click.

2) Cheques/Postal Orders
Payment by open limited cheque is safe for you, and saves us having to send refunds.
You should leave the amount and figures line blank for us to complete, but (important) write on the second line "not to exceed (x) pounds".
Please make your cheque payable to SDFHS.
Cheques etc. must be in sterling on a bank with branches in the UK.

NB: cheques made out in this way help us to ensure that your order is not delayed if some items are out of stock, and you do not pay more postage and packing charges than necessary on multiple orders.