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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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PLEASE NOTE:- COVID Restrictions

  1. Physical meetings will commence 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2.30pm to 5pm on 8th December at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall, Baytree Rd, Weston-super- Mare. These meetings will be live streamed for those unable to attend.
  2. The Free Help Sessions on Saturday afternoons have been cancelled until further notice.
  3. Want to Join a Zoom Meeting?      Basic instructions can be downloaded here.


MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS                        

The December 2021 Newsletter looks forward to restarting the actual meeting of members which will take place on Wed 8th Dec - see above and with more details in the Newsletter.  It mentions some TV programs such as WDYTYA? and The Repair Shop, gives some details of ways in which the 2021 census is being supported and records some Research Queries

 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

My great grandmother - Sarah ELLY born Bath 1839
14 days ago
Baptist Church near Rowberrow
17 days ago
Army Lists
2 months 3 days ago
Who did Samuel STOKES marry?
2 months 16 days ago
19 Broad Weir, Bristol
2 months 25 days ago

New Surnames

1 months 10 days ago
1 months 10 days ago
2 months 4 days ago
2 months 21 days ago
2 months 22 days ago


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

Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 8th December, 2021 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 12th January, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 9th March, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 13th April, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 14:30 - 17:00
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