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Free Weekend from Findmypast
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 09/11/2018 - 14:41

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Findmypast are offering free access to their records including newspapers this weekend.  It is available from noon on Friday 9th November until noon (GMT) on Monday 12th November 2018.

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Free Weekend on Ancestry 24-27 August 2018
published by Pat Hase on Sat, 25/08/2018 - 11:39

Another Bank Holiday Weekend and another chance to use Ancestry free of charge.  See here for access and more details.

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Free Weekend on Ancestry 6th-9th July
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 06/07/2018 - 21:02

Forget Football and find your ancestors! For four full days from 6-9 July, you can explore all the UK and Irish records, including the newly added 1939 Register, for free.  Go here for more details.  Good Luck!

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Library Help Sessions
published by Pat Hase on Tue, 15/05/2018 - 9:58

Worle, Portishead and Healthy Living Centre

The committee has decided with regret that the Library Help Sessions at the above locations will cease at the end of June.  Unfortunately, the numbers attending at these locations no longer make them viable.  We are willing to try again if sufficient people show interest.

Weston Library Help Sessions

These are continuing to be held from 2.00pm until 3.30pm each Saturday at the North Somerset Studies Library in Weston-super-Mare Town Hall.  This library contains fiche of parish records for North Somerset, local newspapers on film, maps, street directories, Electoral Rolls and many other interesting local history books and files of information about people and places in the area including Brian Austin’s Family Trees of local families.  For those who are not researching local families we have free access to Ancestry and other useful sites via the Library’s computers. You do not have to be a member to come to these sessions and benefit from the expertise of our volunteers.

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Visit of North Somerset Archivist
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 09/03/2018 - 19:43

The North Somerset Archivist's visit to Weston Library on Thursday 1st March was  postponed, due to the weather. It has now been rearranged for Thursday 15th March. Please contact Somerset Archives and Local Studies with any queries or if you want any documents brought to Weston.

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Facebook
published by Peter de Dulin on Wed, 07/03/2018 - 11:45

We are in the process of setting up a Facebook page and group for the Society. One of our committee members, Lorna Gibson has agreed to become our Social Media Administrator, and will look after the group. We will, however, need one or two people to assist her. If you know about Facebook and would like to help, please get in touch via the website.

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Forthcoming Events

Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 23rd February, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 2nd March, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 9th March, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 16th March, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
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