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The Society, which was founded in 1983 by a few dedicated Family History class students, has grown into an active membership in excess of two hundred. The area covered by the Society is Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding parishes, which make up North Somerset and also includes  parishes from the Registration District of Axbridge.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, except August , at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, Baytree Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 8HQ.   The venue is open from 2.30 pm for people to discuss their research, and also browse the Exchange Journals which are normally available. There is a small charge which includes refreshments.  The meeting commences at 3.00pm. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Members endeavour to help those from other areas on a reciprocal basis. The Society exists to help members to help themselves and with this in mind publishes a magazine on a regular basis. This website is maintained and regularly updated and is where members can list their interests without charge. Transcriptions of a number of parish registers and cemetery records are available too from the site

The Society tries to encourage and stimulate interest in family history generally and has a very positive link with Weston-super-Mare Library, which has excellent resources and facilities. On the first Saturday of each month volunteers from the membership are in the Library from 2.00pm until 3.30pm to help anyone who wants to start searching for their ancestors or has a problem with their research. 

Enquiries about the Society should initially be addressed to:

The Secretary,
125 Totterdown Road,
Somerset BS23 4LW

accompanied by a SAE please. Or you can use our contact form to email anyone on the committee or email us on topics such as research.

Full details about Membership can be found on our Membership page.


Forthcoming Events

Workshop by Zoom: Axbridge Workhouse: Pat Hase
Wednesday, 26th June, 2024 19:30 - 21:00
Library Help Session
Saturday, 6th July, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 10th July, 2024 14:30 - 17:00
Library Help Session
Saturday, 7th September, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting: site visit
Wednesday, 11th September, 2024 14:30 - 16:30
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