The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society (SDFHS) was founded in 1975 and helps people to research their family history, especially those with ancestors in the two counties. The Society’s Family History Centre includes an excellent local and family history library.
The SDFHS has the records and facilities to help anyone who has ancestors in the two counties research their family history. The Library in the Family History Centre has transcripts of many registers and gravestones from local parishes. It also includes books and journals related to local history, and on more general genealogical and military history topics. The Society has its own database of names from local records and pedigrees which can be searched for a small fee.
The Family History Centre can also be used by members of the SDFHS to access many of the most important online genealogical resources. Non-members can also use the facilities on payment of a daily fee. When the Centre is open it is manned by teams of experienced Volunteers who can help visitors with their research.
For those not able to visit, volunteers will undertake research on their behalf for a small fee. Enquiries should be sent by e-mail or by post to: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, Broadway House, Peter Street, Yeovil, BA20 1PN.
Entrance to the Family History Centre is free to members of the Society; non-members pay a day visitor’s fee of £3.