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[[Image:England-somersetshire.png|thumb|right]] '''Somerset, or Somersetshire, is a maritime county located in the south western part of '''[[England|'''England''']]'''.''' <br><br>
 
  
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Guide to '''Somerset ancestry, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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“SOMERSET, or Somersetshire, a maritime county; bounded on the NW, by the Bristol channel; on the N, by Gloucestershire; on the E, by Wilts; on the SE, by Dorset; on the S, by Dorset and Devon; on the W, by Devon... Its greatest length is 71 miles; its greatest breadth is 40 miles... and its area is 1,047,220 acres.
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=== County Information  ===
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“SOMERSET, or Somersetshire, a maritime county; bounded on the NW, by the Bristol channel; on the N, by [[Gloucestershire Genealogy|Gloucestershire]]; on the E, by [[Wiltshire Genealogy|Wiltshire(Wilts)]]; on the SE, by [[Dorset Genealogy|Dorset]]; on the S, by Dorset and Devon; on the W, by [[Devon Genealogy|Devon]]. <br>
  
“The county contains 466 parishes, parts of 2 others, and 6 extra-parochial tracts; is divided into 42 hundreds or liberties, and 6 boroughs; has 27 market-towns, 13 towns with each upwards of 2,000 inhabitants, and about 1,385 smaller towns, villages, and hamlets... and, with exclusion of Bedminster parish, constitutes the diocese of Bath and Wells. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Taunton, Bridgewater, and Wells...  
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Somerset is a rural county with rolling hills such as Blackdowns,Mendips and Quantocks <ref> [http://www.genealogyinengland.com/Counties/somerset.htm genealogyinengland.com] </ref>. It is also has a national park [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exmoor (Exmoor National park)]. Somersets greatest length is 71 miles; its greatest breadth is 40 miles... and its area is 1,047,220 acres. From the list of counties of England, Somerset is ranked 22nd for population and 7th for total area.  
  
“The places of worship, in 1851, were 553 of the Church of England, 110 of Independents, 89 of Baptists, 15 of Quakers, 8 of Unitarians, 1 of Moravians, 202 of Wesleyans, 33 of Primitive Methodists, 44 of Bible Christians, 4 of the Wesleyan Association, 26 of Wesleyan Reformers, 4 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, 2 of the New Church, 12 of Brethren, 9 of isolated congregations, 2 of the Catholic and Apostolic Church, 6 of Latter Day Saints, 8 of Roman Catholics, and 1 of Jews...  
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There have been many People who have settled in Somerset, these include Romans and Anglo-Saxons<ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxons Anglo-Saxons]</ref>. The county remained part of the Roman empire until around AD 409. The Roman baths gave there name to the city of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath,_Somerset Bath].
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<ref>[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=929750 Vision of Britain].</ref>
  
“Population in 1801 was 273,577; in 1821, 355,789; in 1841, 435,599; in 1861, 444,873...”
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=== Parishes  ===
  
The above extract is taken from: John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales ''(1870-72). For the full version, go online to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=929750&word=NULL Vision of Britain].
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Somerset '''parishes:'''<br>[[Somerset_Parishes#A|A]] [[Somerset Parishes#B|B]] [[Somerset Parishes#C|C]] [[Somerset Parishes#D|D]] [[Somerset Parishes#E|E]] [[Somerset Parishes#F|F]] [[Somerset Parishes#G|G]] [[Somerset Parishes#H|H]] [[Somerset Parishes#I|I]] [[Somerset Parishes#J|J]] [[Somerset Parishes#K|K]] [[Somerset Parishes#L|L]] [[Somerset Parishes#M|M]] [[Somerset Parishes#N|N]] [[Somerset Parishes#O|O]] [[Somerset Parishes#P|P]] [[Somerset Parishes#Q|Q]] [[Somerset Parishes#R|R]] [[Somerset Parishes#S|S]] [[Somerset Parishes#T|T]] [[Somerset Parishes#U|U]] [[Somerset Parishes#V|V]] [[Somerset Parishes#W|W]] [[Somerset Parishes#X|X]] [[Somerset Parishes#Y|Y]] [[Somerset Parishes#Z|Z]]</center>
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Somerset.
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=== Civil Registration Districts  ===
  
== Research Tools  ==
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[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/som.htm List of Somerset Civil Registration Districts]
  
== Jurisdictions ==
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=== Websites ===
  
Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Somerset.  
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*Somerset Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=33.0 RootsChat Somerset Resources and help pages. (Free)].
 
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*http://groups.yahoo.com/group/somersetfamilyhistory/ -- This site is for the discussion and research of family history in the County of Somerset, England. Full transcripts of parish registers, and poor laws are available on its 40 affiliated sites. Free membership. Registration required.
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*To view a further list of websites and/or web pages for Somersetshire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/somersetshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
 
 
When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Somerset was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp; Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/som.htm here]&nbsp;to see&nbsp;a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Somerset and the parishes covered by each.&nbsp; Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].  
 
  
==== Parishes ====
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=== References ===
  
See a list of the [[Somersetshire Parishes|parishes]] of Somersetshire with links to articles.
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==== Probate Jurisdictions  ====
 
  
Before 1858, every town and parish in Somerset was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp; To read more about probate records and see a list of Somerset towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Somerset Probate Records|Somerset Probate Records]].
 
  
== &nbsp;Websites  ==
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[[Category:Somerset, England|.]][[Category:Counties of England]]
 
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/somersetenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Somerset]
 
*http://groups.yahoo.com/group/somersetfamilyhistory/ -- This site is for the discussion and research of family history in the County of Somerset, England. Full transcripts of parish registers, and poor laws are available on its 40 affiliated sites. Free membership. Registration required.
 
*&nbsp;[http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/ian.sage/PR/pr_index.html myweb.tiscali.co.uk/ian.sage/PR/pr_index.html] -- A list of all Somerset parishes that have online transcripts of parish registers
 
*&nbsp;[http://wsom-opc.org.uk/ wsom-opc.org.uk/] -- The main website for the Somerset Online Parish Clerk project
 
*&nbsp;[http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/ www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/] -- The Somerset Country Record Office
 
*&nbsp;[http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ freereg.rootsweb.com/] -- A free service offering transcripts of parish registers in Somerset (incomplete but useful)
 
*&nbsp;[http://www.CrewkerneOPC.com/ www.CrewkerneOPC.com]&nbsp;-- Website for online parish clerk of the market town of Crewkerne
 
 
 
To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Somershire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/somersetshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
 
  
 
{{Geographic Location
 
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|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
 
|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
 
|Centre    = Somerset
 
|Centre    = Somerset
|North    = [[Gloucestershire]]
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|North    = [[Gloucestershire, England Genealogy|Gloucestershire]]
|Northeast = [[Wiltshire]]
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|Northeast = [[Wiltshire, England Genealogy|Wiltshire]]
|East      = [[Wiltshire]]
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|East      = [[Wiltshire, England Genealogy|Wiltshire]]
|Southeast = [[Dorset]]
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|Southeast = [[Dorset, England Genealogy|Dorset]]
|South    = [[Devon]], [[Dorset]]
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|South    = [[Devonshire, England Genealogy|Devon]], [[Dorset, England Genealogy|Dorset]]
|Southwest = [[Devon]]
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|Southwest = [[Devonshire, England Genealogy|Devon]]
|West      = ''Bristol Channel''<br />[[Devon]]
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|West      = ''Bristol Channel''<br />[[Devonshire, England Genealogy|Devon]]
 
|Northwest = ''Severn Estuary''<br />''Bristol Channel''
 
|Northwest = ''Severn Estuary''<br />''Bristol Channel''
 
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Guide to Somerset ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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County Information

“SOMERSET, or Somersetshire, a maritime county; bounded on the NW, by the Bristol channel; on the N, by Gloucestershire; on the E, by Wiltshire(Wilts); on the SE, by Dorset; on the S, by Dorset and Devon; on the W, by Devon.

Somerset is a rural county with rolling hills such as Blackdowns,Mendips and Quantocks [1]. It is also has a national park (Exmoor National park). Somersets greatest length is 71 miles; its greatest breadth is 40 miles... and its area is 1,047,220 acres. From the list of counties of England, Somerset is ranked 22nd for population and 7th for total area.

There have been many People who have settled in Somerset, these include Romans and Anglo-Saxons[2]. The county remained part of the Roman empire until around AD 409. The Roman baths gave there name to the city of Bath. [3]

Parishes

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Somerset parishes:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Somerset.

Civil Registration Districts

List of Somerset Civil Registration Districts

Websites

References