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USEFUL INFORMATION

This page contains links to information which I have found useful.

Maps

Somerset parishes Map of part of Somerset showing parishes during the 18th Century.

Links

Cyndi's List - LInks to more sites than you could wish for. http://www.cyndislist.com/
Gordan Beavington's Somerset Transcript site http://www.mycensuses.com
Huge portal to all things Genealogical, including mailing lists, message boards. http://www.rootsweb.com/
Another excellent Portal site. http://www.genealogyportal.com/
The Mormon Genealogy site www.familysearch.org
Free BMD project freebmd.rootsweb.com
Old maps www.old-maps.co.uk
Genuki Home page www.genuki.org.uk
Archive CD Books - Old books such as Directories scanned and available on CD. www.archivecdbooks.org
Michael Tutton's comprehensive Wedmore site including parish transcripts. www.tutton.org
 Weston super Mare Family History Society   :Weston super Mare Family History Society
English Village site. Lovely site with useful links. www.eng-villages.co.uk
Excellent introduction for 'Newbies' www.genuki.org.uk/gs/Newbie.htm/

Sources of Transcripts

As well as being able to view census and parish register fiche at the local Record Offices (Taunton in the case of Somerset) it is also possible to purchase some of these to view at your leisure. Here are some of the sources I have used. 

1851 census This has been transcribed by Gordan Beavington for Somerset, Gloucestershire, Bristol etc.(see above) and is available to purchase on CD. See http://www.mycensuses.com

1881 Census Transcribed in its entirety by the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) and available to purchase from their web site. See www.familysearch.org

1841/61/71/91 Census Some of these are available to purchase on fiche. Contact the Public Record Office at repro-ordering@pro.gov.uk for details of what is available and costs.

Census Class lists These show all the parishes and the census reference numbers (class numbers). Also available from repro-ordering@pro.gov.uk

   
Parish registers Many baptism, marriage and burial registers can be purchased on fiche. For Somerset, contact the record office on archives@somerset.gov.uk