LoginRegister About us Contact us Terms & Conditions

News & Information (Events)

Archives reopening
published by Brian Airey on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 14:44

Thanks to Somerset and Dorset FHS

Archives reopening
 

The National Archives at Kew

 
The National Archives reopened on Tuesday 21 July, offering a limited service to visitors who must book their visit and order their documents in advance. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10:00am - 2.50pm. Only the first floor document reading room is open with other facilities still closed including the map and large document reading room, the reference library, exhibition spaces, shop, and cafés. Full details The National Archives will continue to provide free access to some digital records for the time being
 

Somerset 


The Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton will reopen to the public on Tuesday 4 August. Access will be by appointment only and further information about booking will be available on Tuesday 28 July. The Centre asks prospective visitors not to contact them before 28 July as they will not be able to process bookings until then. Full details.
 
Dorset

The Dorset History Centre in Dorchester reopened to the public on a limited basis on Tuesday 7 July, with access to original documents only; there is no access to microfilms or computers. Opening hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10.00am-4.20pm. The Centre remains closed all other days of the week. Advance appointments are necessary, email. Further information.
 

Local Libraries

 
As local libraries start to reopen, the home access that they have been offering to Ancestry and/or FindMyPast will gradually end. Libraries West (which covers public libraries in Somerset, Dorset, Bath, Bristol and South Gloucestershire) has been giving Library members free access to Ancestry (worldwide records) during the lockdown and, at present, this is scheduled to end on 31 August, but do keep an eye on 
their website as the date may change.

News TopicEvents
  login or join us now to post comments
Future Society Meetings
published by Paul Tracey on Sat, 21/03/2020 - 11:31

Please note that future Society Meetings have been cancelled until September 2020 when it is hoped that they can restart subject to the current virus requirements.

News TopicEvents
  login or join us now to post comments
Free Help Sessions
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 12:54

We regret that the Free Help Sessions at Weston Library on Saturdays will be cancelled until further notice.  The one-to-one nature of these sessions coupled with the average age of the volunteers and people attending make this advisable. 

If you have any questions about your research you can still reach us through the Research Forum, the Facebook Group or by an enquiry using the contact form on this site using the category "Research Queries". 

News TopicEvents
  login or join us now to post comments
Society Meeting 24th March 2020
published by Paul Tracey on Wed, 11/03/2020 - 20:47

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the situation regarding the current coronavirus and its predicted rate of spread, the Committee has decided to CANCEL this meeting.

Please would members inform other members in case they haven't seen the notice....and, as subsequent meetings may also be cancelled, to keep an eye out for future announcements.

News TopicEvents
  login or join us now to post comments
No Free Help Session on Feb 8th.
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 13:28

We have received news that the Library will be Closed next Saturday, Feb 8th, so we will not be able to hold our Free Help Session as usual.  We will be there the next Saturday, Feb 15th but if you have any queries or brick walls please use the Research Forum.

News TopicEvents
  login or join us now to post comments
Free Help Sessions in 2020
published by Pat Hase on Tue, 24/12/2019 - 13:16

Sat Help Session

This is a reminder that the next Free Help Session at the Library will be on Saturday 4th January 2020 from 2.00 until 3.30 p.m. when everyone, members or not, will be welcome to join us.  We can offer advice to beginners or to those who have started but hit a brick-wall.  Computers with Ancestry and other world wide records are available, as are all the resources in the North Somerset Studies Library, including newspapers, electoral rolls, street directories, postcards etc.

Wishing all our members, past, present and future a Very enjoyable Christmas & a Happy New Year. 

News TopicEvents
  login or join us now to post comments
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5

Forthcoming Events

Society Meeting
Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
<- View calendar for more

Recent Comments

Dead Man's Penny WW1
7 hours 10 minutes 55 seconds ago
Location in photo from 1920s
1 day ago
Location in photo from 1920s
1 day ago
Charles GREGORY
1 day ago
Charles GREGORY
2 days ago
Charles GREGORY
2 days ago
Charles GREGORY
2 days ago
Charles GREGORY
6 days ago
more comments





Website written and designed by:
Weston IT Solutions
Copyright (c) 2018