Welcome to the Forum

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This Forum is where members of the SDFHS can exchange family history news, discuss their research and help each other. If you are already a member of the Society then once you have registered for the Forum you will be able to access a special area for Members' Research.

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If you are a member of the SDFHS, go to 'Register' and you will be prompted to fill in details to enable you to join the Forum. You will need your membership number - this has up to four digits and can be found above your address on mailing inserts from the Society. If you can't find your number, then please e-mail and we will confirm it for you. Once you have registered, your application to join will need to be approved by an administrator and this may not happen instantly but we will try to do this as soon as possible.

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Once you have registered and been approved as a member of the Forum you will have access to the Members' Research Board where you can discuss your research by 'Surname' or by 'Place' or ask for help with dating or identifying old photographs. You will also be able to offer to help other members in a practical way or to ask for help yourself.

No New Posts Access to SDFHS family history data

From May 2015 we will be adding to the Forum family history data (including baptisms, marriages and burials not available elsewhere on-line) which has been collected, checked and collated by our Research Volunteers, so that it will be available to SDFHS members for use in their personal family history research.

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You can search the Forum to see if anyone has posted about a name or place in which you are interested, even if the name/place in question doesn't occur in the title of any posts. Click on 'Search' on the horizontal menu at the top of any Forum page.

No New Posts If you are not a member of the SDFHS

To participate in the Forum you will first need to join the Society, see:

Links to the SDFHS online

* Main SDFHS website

This is the main website of the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society where you can find out all about us, what we do, and how we can help you with your research. The Home page is regularly updated with our news.

* Our online blog

Our online Wordpress blog started in 2013 and now has many interesting articles written by members about aspects of their research, and further contributions would be very warmly welcomed (e-mail your stories and photos to The blog also features summaries of each issue of 'The Greenwood Tree' and reports on our Group and Family History Centre events.

* Find us on Facebook

This link will show you our Facebook Page - please visit and 'like' the Page so that you will receive notifications when we post something new. We also have a Facebook Group but you will need to ask to join the Group before you can see the content.

* Our Twitter feed

Please follow us on Twitter @TheSDFHS.

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