Somerset Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  





England—Somerset

Explore research in Somerset.


(England)


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Goal 1: Learn about Somerset research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Somerset ancestors.

  1. Get tips for beginning research in this guide.
    Beginner's Guide to Family History
  2. Learn about finding your ancestors in Somerset.
    FS Wiki: Somerset England Genealogy
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Somerset research.






Goal 2: Learn about Somerset archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Somerset archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Somerset archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Somerset Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Somerset site.
  3. Search for free online books on Somerset research on the FamilySearch site.





Goal 3: Learn about Somerset civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices:

A. Explore Somerset civil registration.

  1. Get an overview of civil registration records in this research guide.
    Civil Registration
  2. Browse the Somerset registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Somerset census records.

  1. Learn about Somerset Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Get an overview of census records in this research guide.
    Census Records
  3. Explore Somerset census records on the Gen UKI site.



Goal 4: Learn about Somerset church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Somerset church records.

  1. Get an overview of Somerset church records in this article.
    FS—Somerset Church Records
  2. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Somerset site.
  3. Get an overview of Non-Conformist records in this research guide.
    Non-Conformist Records
  4. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Somerset.

B. Explore Somerset cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 5: Learn about Somerset probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Somerset probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Somerset probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Somerset Probate Records
  2. Get an overview of Somerset wills in this research guide.
    Somerset Wills
  3. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.



Goal 6: Learn about Somerset maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Somerset maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Somerset maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Somerset Maps
  2. Get an overview of Somerset maps in this research guide.
    Somerset Newspapers
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Somerset maps.
  4. Explore the gazetteers link on the GenUKI Somerset site.
  5. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.






Goal 7: Learn about Somerset newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Somerset newspapers.

  1. Get an overview of newspaper research in this guide.
    Somerset Newspapers
  2. Search Somerset newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  3. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Somerset site.



Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Somerset research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.



Goal 9: Search records from Somerset.


Choices:

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.



Goal 10: Get help with your Somerset research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Somerset Ancestors and Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Somerset and Dorset Family History page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Somerset research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Somerset research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Somerset research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Somerset research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Somerset genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Somerset in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Somerset Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Somerset site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.