Researcher with good knowledge of history and high success rate.
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Cyndi's List - Somerset
||Links to various points of interest to family
Familia for Somerset
||Principal public libraries with family history
GENUKI - Somerset
||Genuki is the largest collection of research
information on the net for UK & Ireland.
IGI Batch Numbers - Somerset
||Click on the batch
number of interest and enter the surname you are searching for to be
taken to the relevant search results at
Parloc Parish Locator
||Dave Bennett's Freeware Parish Locator program
called ParLoc enables you to locate any one of over 15,000 UK parishes.
It will produce a list of parishes in any County or a list of parishes
within a given radius of any other parish and also allows Import and
Export via "csv" files. It is possible to plot the location of parishes
to either the screen or the printer.
||This site includes links to North Somerset records
which includes hundreds of Somerset names, church records and Parish
Chest information. This home page is updated regularly.
Roy Parkhouse's Genealogy Site
||The purpose of this site is to help, in a small
way, with the problems of researching family history at a distance from
the area where your ancestors lived. There is special emphasis on the UK
counties of Somerset (SOM) and Devon (DEV).
||A service provided by Somerset County Council
Somerset - Brompton Regis
A website to have been found
very helpful on the very west border of Somerset.
Somerset & Dorset Surnames
||This site is provided through the
Bakery Computing at Ilminster, Somerset.
Somerset & Dorset Family History Society
||The Family History Society aims to provide
assistance to all those researching their families in the two counties,
no matter where they live.
||Description of the county of Somerset, taken from
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868).
Transcribed by Colin Hinson (2003)
||A Somerset County Council site, to assist you in
tracing your family history in the Somerset Record Office. Information
is provided on Parish Registers, Other Parish Records, Census, Civil
Registration, Estate and Manorial Records, Diocesan Records, Bishop's
Transcripts, Marriage Licences, Wills, Education and Books.
||Another Somerset County Council site based on the text of T J Hunt's "Aspects
of Somerset History".
Somerset OPC Project
||An OPC is a volunteer and should not be confused with the civil
Parish Clerk appointed by a Parish Council. An Online Parish Clerk (OPC)
researches all the available historical data they can find on a parish,
and transcribes records. They may also offer a look up service in
response to an email or postal request
Somerset Place Names
||Click on the place of interest, which will open
that particular map.
Somerset Look-up Exchange
||Many of the sources used for these lookups are the
result of the dedication and hard work of a family history society. Many
Family History Societies produce publications related to their county.
You may want to consider purchasing your own copy of relevant resources
to aid your research. You may also wish to consider supporting research
in this area by joining the society.
||The majority of Archive material including
photographs relating to the Somerset Light Infantry, Somerset and
Cornwall Light Infantry (SCLI),the North Somerset Yeomanry and, to a
lesser extent, the West Somerset Yeomanry is held by the Somerset
Archive and Record Service on long term loan, along with a limited
amount of archive material relating to the Somerset Militia.
Somerset Parish Locator
||A search facility provided by GENUKI
It is a database of the geographic location of churches, registration
districts etc., in the UK, with details of their founding and closing
dates. This site should not be used as a primary source, since many
churches are missing and information about each is still being
Index of Somerset Parish
||This page is part of the Sages of Nailsea family
history web site. Click on the Index of PRs on line button,
located on the left of the page.
West Country Genealogy
||Not only information on Somerset but this site
also covers some areas in Devon and Cornwall.
Parish Register Transcriptions
||Parish Register transcriptions.
This site is constantly being updated.
UK Genealogical Resources
Ancestors from England
||Offering affordable and excellent
genealogical research since 1999. Current rate is $20 (US) per hour.
Official documents requested will incur an additional cost.
Ancestors on Board
||A database featuring BT27 Outward Passenger Lists for
long-distance voyages leaving the British Isles from 1890 to 1960.
||Free genealogy and family history records.
||A single point of access to nearly 20,000 descriptions of
archives held in 160 UK institutions, mostly in the higher education
The BMD Register
||The official non-parochial BDMs
service for the UK.
||Provides a selection of criminal, police, railway workers and
other online indexes.
||A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001.
Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.
British Data Archive
||Their aim is to provide access to census records
in full, in your own home, on both PC and Mac, at a reasonable cost.
||British-Genealogy.com is dedicated to assisting
people with their British family history research.
History on Line
||British History Online is the digital library containing some of
the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and
modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of
Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to
support academic and personal users around the world in their
learning, teaching and research.
|British Library, The
||Over 13 million books, 920 journal and newspaper titles. A
good place to start is the Integrated Catalogues.
Current Value of Old Money
||Changes in the value of money over time.
||A categorized and cross-referenced index to
genealogical resources on the Internet.
||This site is intended to show how the English
local government system originated and how it has changed over the
centuries. It also contains some explanation of other units of local
government and types of settlement, mainly for the period prior to the
reorganization of 1974.
England Passenger and Crew Lists
||A web site well worth a visit, not
only for passenger and crew lists, but visitors can also search for
marriages, surnames, census returns and many other useful
||Topics include : Villages Index, Village Life,
Folklore & Legend, Village Talk, Gallery, Resources, and
Bookshop. There is also a Members' Interest section.
English Weights &
||The definitive internet resource for information
on Imperial weights and measures.
Family Records - UK
||This site, provided by the
FamilyRecords.gov.uk consortium, will help you find the government
records and other sources you need for your family history research.
||Reported to be the largest collection of free family history,
family tree and genealogy records in the world.
||FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is
to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and
deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the
transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also
includes FreeCEN (Census data)
and FreeREG (Parish Registers).
||An excellent site with over 350
million names already registered.
Genealogy Reviews UK
||Provides family historians and genealogists with information to
help them find the software and data they need to research their
family history. New reviews are added monthly.
General Register Office
||Researchers are able to purchase UK
birth, death and marriage certificates online.
|GENUKI - UK and
||A large collection of genealogical information for England,
Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Guild of One-Name Studies
||The Guild of One-Name Studies is the premier
UK-based organization for one-name studies. The Guild welcomes as
members anyone who has an interest in the subject. Members who are
carrying out a one-name study may register their study with the Guild.
||Historical Directories is a digital library of
local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It
contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books,
essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.
||Family History - Let family history expert Nick
Barratt help you get started with your research. Included in these clips
are simple tips on getting key information and building your family
National Trust Surnames
||This website presents the findings of a project based at
University College London (UCL) that is investigating the
distribution of surnames in Great Britain, both current and
historic. It allows users to search the databases that we have
created, and to trace the geography and history of their family
names. On each page of the website, you will find a Help link on the
top-right corner which We hope will answer any questions you might
Old English Occupations
||A list of some of the
occupations that you may find on the English Census during your
||Information on topics from abbreviations,
clothing, paleography, Latin, etc.
||An online resource for anyone researching their UK
family history. Here you will find details of nearly 90,000 Birth, Death
and Marriage Certificates since 1837 along with details of Church
records of Baptisms, Burials and Church Marriages from before 1837.
UK Public Libraries
||Shelia and Robert Harden have compiled a guide to UK public
libraries on the web.
||Alternatives to Pay-For-Use Genealogy Sites on the
Canadian Genealogy Centre
||The Centre includes all physical and online
genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. It offers
genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities
to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.
||Most family historians in Australia
regard a convict in their ancestry as enormously desirable. "Convicts to
Australia" is intended to guide, inform and entertain those just
starting the hunt as well as the more experienced researcher. The site
is a 'work in progress' and data is being added regularly. We hope your
convict research is made easier by our efforts and above all we hope you
have FUN. Although
feedback and suggestions are welcome, unfortunately we are
unable to answer individual questions and research requests.
Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) was
organized in 1992 as an umbrella organization that promotes family
research in eastern and central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or
social distinctions. It provides a forum for individuals and
organizations focused on a single country or group of people to exchange
information and be updated on developments in the field. While it
primarily serves the interests of North Americans in tracing their
lineages back to a European homeland, it welcomes members from all
Legacy Family Tree
||A software product for building, customizing,
searching and sharing your family history.
National Library of
||Australian sites containing a variety of information
relating to family history and genealogy including guides, indexes and
digitized images of documents. Also links to other informative sites
both in Australia and overseas and contact with other family historians
via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards.
||Historic maps of England, Scotland and Wales can be
||Includes an introduction to help those who are about
to embark on researching their Scottish family tree via the Net -
written by the author of Rampant Scotland.
Random Acts of Genealogical
||Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) was established in 1999 as
a resource for networking among researchers. RAOGK links
researchers who need documents from a distant location with others able
to obtain them.
||Peter Higginbotham's excellent
website "The Workhouse" describes in the introduction the workings
of the Poor Law through the Centuries and with the Poor Law
Amendment Act of 1834 how the Parishes across England and Wales were
grouped into Poor Law Unions which led to the construction of
Workhouses, some large enough to accommodate up to 1,000 inmates.
The introduction also describes how admission to the Workhouse meant
ultimate degradation to it's inmates. Includes
Somerset's Union Workhouses, which were located in Axbridge, Bath,
Bedminster, Bridgwater, Chard, Clutton, Dulverton, Frome, Keynsham,
Langport, Long Ashton (see Bedminster), Shepton Mallet, Taunton,
Wellington, Wells, Williton, Wincanton, Yeovil.
||This site serves as the entrance to the massive US
GenWeb project, wherein volunteers across the US maintain linked
websites about their states and counties. This page contains information
about the project and links to state-level GenWeb sites.
||"As in any age, people have had to
deal with documentation and Officials whether it be for good or bad.
Yesterdays Journey records the names of those people who had dealings
with those events and the paperwork involved. The documents that sent
them back to their legal settlement or let them stay in a new parish.
The warrants for their arrest, or the Indentures that gave them a start
in working life and the papers that named the fathers of illegitimate
children, or the Wills that folks left. They are all here.
Documents that may identify where they were born, a trade, an employer,
their wages, how long they worked with for each person. Where they got
married, which regiment they served in, how many children they had,
names, ages and other bits of information to help add real history and
detail to your ancestors lives.
Dealing primarily with Derbyshire it does however cover the whole of
the British Isles as people moved around seeking work, travelled as
vagrants through the County or were chased throughout the realm as the
responsibility of fatherhood and law caught up with them. There are
references to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and America, as well as
other lands overseas, as some moved further afield.
Yesterdays Journey is on-going and updated on a regular basis."