About Us

The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society helps people to research their family history, especially those with ancestors in the two counties. The Society is based in a 17th century building next to Sherborne Museum, where our Family History Centre is the first port of call for our many visitors. Here you will find an informed and dedicated group of experienced volunteers, on hand to help you at whatever level you are with your family history research If you are unable to visit the Centre in person our Volunteers can also undertake research for you.

The Library in our Family History Centre in Sherborne 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. For further details including opening times see Contact Us

Website: http://www.sdfhs.org 
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