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Changes to Website
published by Graham Payne on Tue, 15/01/2019 - 10:55

On the 30th January our website will be replaced with a new version to provide greater reliability and facilitate future updates. Existing data from our current site will be transferred across on the 26th January in preparation for the live launch.

You will be able to continue to use the existing site up to the launch date but please do not post any new items after the 25th January as this information will be lost.

You will find that the new site looks very much the same and functionality has remained the same apart from some minor changes.

With the exception of important news items and individual responses to research queries a summary subscription notifications will now only be emailed once a week. This will be the default setting but as before members can turn on and off emails in subscription notifications in their personal details once you have logged in.

To add a new Surname Interest click on members surname interests in the main menu and select add a new surname and complete the form. You can also add a family tree in pdf format at this stage. Members and non-members can contact members directly by clicking on the surname of interest to activate the contact form. Members email addresses are not disclosed as part of this process and they can choose whether to respond or not. As a full member you will still be able to add a comment to the Surname Interests which will appear on the web site.

To add a new Research Query just click on the research forum in the main menu and select post your question now located on the right-hand side. A facility to upload pictures is included in the tool bar. There is no change to adding a comment to research queries and recent replies except that the original tile is retained throughout the correspondence thread. Please post a new research query if you what to change the subject heading. It is helpful if all surnames are entered in capitals to make them stand out.

Once the new site goes live Affiliated Membership will be discontinued. Any existing affiliated member who wants to retain their account and access the Research Forum or answer any queries will have to register as a full member.

In the main menu under “Information Sources” you will find the heading “Places/Churches” which opens a list of places and churches. As before clicking on any church will bring up a list of transcripts associated with that church together with any associated photographs. Clicking on the place name will bring up a new layer which will be progressively populated with a description, photographs, documents, etc as they become available. If you feel that you have any information, old photographs etc for any of the places listed, which may be of interest to our members, we would like to hear from you.

If you experience any problems following the launch please contact the webmaster or membership secretary via the site contact form.

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New Wedmore Burial Transcripts
published by Graham Payne on Thu, 07/06/2018 - 10:01

The Wedmore burial transcripts covering the period 1561-1611 are now available for society members to view online.

Please report any transcript errors to the author of this news article

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New Huntspill Burial Transcripts
published by Graham Payne on Fri, 15/12/2017 - 10:14

The Huntspill burial transcripts covering the period 1654-1712 are now available for society members to view online.

Please report any transcript errors to the author of this news article.

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Website Update
published by Graham Payne on Fri, 01/12/2017 - 23:16

Good news our website is back on line again.

There are a few issues which still need to be sorted for example loss of map.

In addition any articles etc posted since the 7th November will need to be uploaded again if they are still relevant.

 

 

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New East Brent Parish Transcripts
published by Graham Payne on Wed, 25/10/2017 - 11:29

The following East Brent Parish transcripts are now available for society members to view online.

Marriages 1558-1622

Burials 1558-1622

Please report any transcript errors to the author of this news article.

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Exchange Journals
published by Paul Tracey on Tue, 13/09/2016 - 13:02

For a number of years the Society has had a reciprocal arrangement with a number of other Societies, both in this country and overseas, to exchange copies of our Journals as they are issued.

The Journals received from other Societies are then available for our members to loan and read. Unfortunately this arrangement has meant that only those members visiting our monthly meetings have been able to loan the documents.

More and more information is now becoming available via digital means, chiefly the Internet, and as such we now have agreement with a number ofSsocieties to exchange their Journals in a digital format. This means that we can make them available to all of our members via this website. Under the Main Menu heading to the left of the screen display you will now see an additional heading "Exchange Journals". Click on this to see which Societies we have an exchange with and then click on that Society name to find out which Journals are available to read and/or download.

We hope to be able to increase the number of Societies that we exchange with in time. So keep looking to see if a Journal that you may be interested in is available. A reminder that these Journals are only available to full members of our Society.

 

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