Somerset Church Records

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Parish Registers

Online

The subscription site Ancestry has the largest collection of Somerset parish registers available online. They have also digitized images of the original records.

At Ancestry (£)--

Guide to Somerset parish register transcripts online.

  • wsom-opc.org.uk/ -- The main website for the Somerset Online Parish Clerk project

At findmypast (£)--

  • Somerset Marriages. 146,765 entries. Coverage.
  • Somerset Marriages (post-1754). 184,710 entries. Coverage.

15,956 Somerset entries are included in England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Coverage.[1]

244 Somerset parishes are indexed in Joiner's Marriage Index (£). Coverage.[2]

Burials from 506 Somerset places (755,063 entries) are included in the National Burial Index (£). Coverage.[3]

Microfilm

There is a great index to many of the Church of England parishes in south and west Somerset called Dr. Campbell's Index. This index was created by Dr. Neville Campbell. It is available at the Somerset Record Office. It has also been microfilmed and is available at the Family History Library or can be ordered at any Family History Center. For a list of the film numbers, click here. For a listing of the parishes and the dates of coverage for this index click here.

Marriage Licences

Non-Conformist Church Records

References

  1. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of the Joiner Marriage Index', The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 1 September 2013.
  3. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 1 September 2013.