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Somerset Genealogy

Description

"Somerset, maritime county in SW. of England, bounded N. and NE. by the Bristol Channel and the estuary of the Severn, and from NE. round to SW. by the counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Dorset, and Devon; greatest length, N. and S., 43 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 67 miles; area, 1,049,812 acres, population 469,101"
from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887
Genuki - Somerset
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
 
Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire
Somerset GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
 
Somerset Archives Somerset County Council Library
 
Somerset Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
 
Cyndi's List - Somerset
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web
 



Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
 
Directories
huge resource by University of Leicester; of local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919
 
Parish and Probate Records
261,800 records including baptisms/christenings, burials,
marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills.
Surname Lists
England & Wales BMDs
search over 40 million England & Wales free B,M&Ds
 
Message Boards
post and read about Somerset genealogy with other researchers
 
Cemeteries
Interment.net - Somerset

Parish Registers

free internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records,
which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
 
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Somerset
Somerset war memorials and rolls of honour
 
 
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK  records in over 60 individual databases
Censuses
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers


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