Lost your Somerset or Dorset Ancestors?

If you can't find your ancestors where you expect them to be in Somerset or Dorset, it is worth bearing in mind that they may have moved in or out of neighbouring counties. These are the Family History Societies and Record Offices which border on to our area.

Bristol and Avon FHS

Web Site. http://www.bafhs.org.uk

E-mail. bafhs@bafhs.org.uk

Secretary's E-mail. secretary@bafhs.org.uk


Bristol Record Office

"B" Bond warehouse, Sineaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN    0117 922 4224



Bristol Library

College Green, Bristol BS1 5TL   0117 903 7200

email bristol.libraryservice@bristol.gov.uk


Channel Islands FHS

Web Site. http://www.jerseyfamilyhistory.org

Email. via "contact us" tab on the website


Church of the Latter Day Saints

721 Wells Road, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 9HU

01275 838826 Appointment only - please telephone.


Devon FHS

Web Site. http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/

E-mail. secretary@devonfhs.org.uk


Gloucester archives

Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW


Gwent FHS

Web Site. http://www.gwentfhs.info

Secretary's E-mail. secretary@gwentfhs.info

Hampshire Genealogical Society

Web Site. http://www.hgs-online.org.uk/

E-mail. society@hgs-online.org.uk

Wiltshire FHS

Web Site. www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk

 E-mail. society@wiltshirefhs.co.uk

Weston-super-Mare & District FHS

Web Site. http://www.wsmfhs.org.uk

E-mail. http://wsmfhs.org.uk/contact 


National Genealogical Societies

Society of Genealogists

Founded in 1911 the Society of Genealogists (SoG) is Britain’s premier family history society. The Society maintains a genealogical library and education centre in Clerkenwell in London. The collections are particularly valuable for research before the start of civil registration of births marriages and deaths in 1837 but there is plenty for the beginner too, including the Free Family History Access area where beginners can get a taste of some of the online sources that will help them start their research.

Address: 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 10am - 6pm. Thursday: 10am - 8pm. Closed on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

Website: http://www.sog.org.uk

Guild of One-Name Studies

There is a list of one-name societies/studies on The Guild of One-Name Studies website. It lists over 6,000 surnames and variants being researched by members world-wide. Many of these surnames occur in Somerset and Dorset, and there are links to members e-mail and Internet homepage addresses.

Website: http://one-name.org/

Federation of Family History Societies

Click here for a list of other Family History Societies affiliated to the Federation of Family History Societies.