Society Bookshop

The Society's Bookshop is based at the Family History Centre in Sherborne and has a very wide range of stock covering family/local history in Somerset and Dorset and also other publications, CDs and fiches related to family history studies more generally.

All the books/CDs that we sell can also be ordered securely from our online shop - please do check it out as we have more than 260 publications on family and local history for sale.


10,000 Fallen Remembered on Dorset War Memorials - Murial Monk

A bargain! We have reduced the over the counter price to £5.00 (it was originally £12.00).

The book is a compilation of all the names of those who lost their lives in both World Wars and recorded on war memorials in Dorset, as well as a few names of those who died in earlier conflicts.

The book is accompanied by a CD also containing all the names of those who lost their lives, but also including photographs of all the memorials, organised village by village. The book acts as an index to the names.

The CD includes additional memorials, discovered after the book was published, and the names listed on them. The CD includes a separate index of these additional names.

If you aren't able to come to the Bookshop at our Sherborne Family History Centre, you can order the book from our online shop where the prices include postage (UK or Overseas) or from: Book Sales, SDFHS, PO Box 4502, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6YL.


Recent SDFHS publications

40 years of The Greenwood Tree - CD

CD or memory stick with the set of The Greenwood Tree as fully-searchable PDFs from 1975-2015.

If you purchased the CD during September/October 2015 (when the last edition included was August 2015) you can now download the November 2015 edition to complete the set.          

(CD): over the counter £9.00; posted £9.85 (UK), £11.70 (OS)

(Memory stick): over the counter £11.00; posted £12.30 (UK), £13.70 (OS)


The Island and Royal Manor of Portland Historic Sources CD

Version 3 of this comprehensive set of records for Portland has now been released. The CD is a most valuable resource for anyone with Portland ancestors.

 The main additions for this new release are:

Over-the-counter price £15.00. UK including postage: £16.10. Overseas including postage: £17.75.

Please note that the CD version does not run correctly on Apple Mac computers using operating systems above 10.4 (Tiger).  However, copying the files from the CD to your computer hard drive, and running from there, does enable everything to run correctly.

You can buy the CD securely online in our shop, or in person or by post from: SDFHS Bookshop, PO Box 4502, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6YL. Enquiries: 01935 389611 or email.


Remembering a generation: the World War One servicemen of West and Middle Chinnock

This book looks at the lives of 86 servicemen who were born in, or who lived in, the village before or during the Great War. It builds on the names recorded on the Rolls of Honour in the two churches, which included those who served in the forces and returned, as well as those who were killed in the fighting. In addition to the standard research sources for the period, the author has been able to contact the relatives of 56 of the 86 men, and then use family recollections and photographs kindly supplied by those relatives.

Phil Nichols has lived in West and Middle Chinnock since 1960, and he, his wife and their two daughters all attended the village primary school. Phil retired from his post as the senior professional librarian with Somerset’s Library Service in 2012. Since then, he has carried out project work for Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society, prior to researching the contribution of the village in the Great War.

90 pages.  Soft covers.  Over-the-counter price £10.00. UK including postage:£13.35. Overseas including postage: £15.60.

The author, Phil Nichols, has written a post for our blog about his research while preparing the book, and the new contacts he has made since its publication.




Ordering publications

The bookshop is open to personal callers whenever the Family History Centre is open and all stock can also be ordered by post. You can also order and pay for publications using our secure online shop.

SDFHS Bookshop, PO Box 4502, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6YL.

Please do not send credit card details by e-mail, for security reasons.

All the prices in the lists below include postage.

Stock lists

SDFHS Publications

Somerset Books

Dorset Books

Other Publications

Overseas prices are for surface mail only. For airmail prices, please enquire.

Payments to the Society

SDFHS online shop. You can now order and pay securely for publications using our online shop.

Secure on-line payment via

Go to 'Family History Societies', then 'Somerset & Dorset FHS'. Choose the type of book you wish to purchase and click on the appropriate link. A list of books available for ordering on-line is then displayed. Select the title you wish to buy by adding it to your 'trolley' and then proceed to 'checkout' to pay.
If the book you are looking for is not displayed, then please order it directly from our Bookshop (see above).

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.

Credit/Debit Cards

We can accept payments by the following credit or debit cards (minimum payment £5): Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Mastercard Debit, Maestro, Maestro (UK), Pin Train, JCB.

We will need the following information: -
The type of card you are using;
The number, exactly as shown on the card;
The security code (the last 3 figures printed on the signature strip on the back of the card);
The expiry date;
The full name, as it appears on the card;
The full address to which the card is registered, with house number and post code;
Day-time telephone number and email address;
A stated monetary limit for this transaction.
Please Note:
We cannot accept credit card details sent by email.
We cannot accept American Express, Electron or Diners Club