UK BMD – Online Parish Clerks (OPC) websites

The term OPC refers to unpaid volunteers who collect, collate and transcribe records for various parishes. This site lists the details and links to OPC projects for the following parishes and counties: Aldbourne, Wiltshire; Calstock, Cornwall; Cornwall; Cornwood, Devon; Devon;…

UK Genealogy Archives

This free site has a focus on the West Country (Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire) but does include information for the Channel Islands, England, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The free online databases have original images…

Port Cities – Bristol

An an online history of the port and its people. Find out about Bristol’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and also about Bristol’s rare collection of Chinese glass.

Nailsea Parish Family History and OPC Page

Nailsea is a town some eight miles west of Bristol and historically lay within the county of Somerset. The town was formerly a major glassmaking centre. Other important industries have included coal mining, tanning, cider making and agriculture. This extensive…

Findmypast – United Kingdom Records- Life Events (BMDs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society

The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society was founded in 1975 and helps people to research their family history, especially those with ancestors in the two counties. The Society’s Family History Centre is in Sherborne, Dorset and includes an excellent…