Somerset Research Resources

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Research resources for Somerset can be found by clicking on the individual links


Parish records, BMDs and related records

  • Ancestry.co.uk databases with images of parish registers:
Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914
Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1531-1812
Somerset, England, Church of England Confirmations, 1843-1913
Somerset, England, School Registers, 1860-1914
Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914
Somerset, England, Gaol Registers, 1807-1879
Somerset, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1914

Books and digitised records available online

  • Somersetshire parishes: a handbook of historical reference to all places in the county (1906). HathiTrust: [HathiTrust vol. 1, vol. 2.
  • Visitation(s) of England and Wales County Index entries for persons whose pedigree first entry in the Visitation(s) commences in Somerset, or who appears listed in a pedigree, addendum or correction to the Visitation(s) as born in Somerset.

Archives and local history groups

  • Somerset Heritage Centre - Somerset Archives and Local Studies:
Research guides
Catalogues and Indexes

Research guides and genealogy websites

Related resource pages

  • Quakers in Somerset, a freespace page with information and resources about Quakers in Somerset

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For research resources relevant to the whole of England, see Category:England

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Hearth Tax records for Somerset 1664-5: https://archive.org/details/dwellysnationalr01unse/
posted by Andrew Turvey
Here is a link to Somersetshire parishes: a handbook of historical reference to all places in the county


posted by Jason Tilley
I've created a freespace page for some less common Somerset records that are available on FamilySearch. It may be a good addition to this page. Feel free to edit the page.


posted by Jason Tilley
Thank you Jason. Great page! I have just added a link to it.


posted by I. Speed
This link is still not working; http://wsom-opc.org.uk/
posted by Brad Cunningham
It says it's undergoing maintenance. We'll just have to wait, I'm afraid.
posted by Ros Haywood
Hi Ros, it's been undergoing maintenance for an awfully LONG time now. The message hasn't changed in months.
posted by Brad Cunningham
Hi Brad and Ros, I have replaced the link for http://wsom-opc.org.uk/ with http://www.wsom.org.uk/Parreg.html

You can still access an archived version of the previous Somerset OPC website here: https://web.archive.org/web/20180809063753/http://wsom-opc.org.uk/


posted by I. Speed
That's excellent Ian, thanks a lot. I have missed this one; it has been invaluable in the past. Again thanks tons!
posted by Brad Cunningham
Non working links:

Friends of Somerset Archives Somerset Parish Register Index

Hope this helps.

posted by [Living Bizzell]