Somerset Family History

Somerset Family History resources and links to online records including parish records, BMDs, burials, wills, local history and much more.


BMDs & Parish Records

  • Bath BMD
    There are currently over 490,000 births, 191,000 marriages and 347,000 deaths available to search and view for free on Bath BMD (Births, Marriages, Deaths).
  • Somerset Parish Records

Burials & Cemeteries

  • Bath Burial Index
    The Bath Burial Index is a compilation of information on burials for 50 of Bath’s cemeteries and graveyards past and present. It currently has over 240,000 entries from 1660 to present. In addition, there are over 30,000 images of surviving memorials.

Census Records

  • Census 1841-1921
    Search the census records from 1841-1921, plus the 1939 Register all at once. There are nearly half a million records for Somerset in the register.
  • FreeCen
    Has a good, but not complete, selection of free records to search and view.

Criminals and Convicts

Electoral Registers



Historical Directories

Local History


Military Records

Newspaper Archives



Photos and Postcards

Societies and Groups

  • Somerset & Dorset FHS
    Aims to help anyone with ancestors from either or both counties. Becoming a member is quite easy and cheap. The society maintains a number of records related to the areas. The Society was founded in 1975, and has over 2,700 members registered worldwide. Members also receive a quarterly journal called ‘The Greenwood Tree’. The society’s research centre is in Sherbourne, where a number of records and databases can be accessed.
  • Weston-super-Mare & District FHS


Wills and Probate