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*[[Somerset Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
*[[Somerset Biography|Biography]]  
 
*[[Somerset Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Somerset Census|Census]]
 
*[[Somerset Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Somerset Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Somerset Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Somerset Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Somerset Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Somerset Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Somerset Emigration and Immigration|Emigration &amp; Immigration]]
 
*[[Somerset Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Somerset Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Somerset Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Somerset History|History]]
 
*[[Somerset Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Somerset Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Somerset Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Somerset Merchant Marine|Merchant Marine]]
 
*[[Somerset Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Somerset Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Somerset Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Somerset Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Somerset Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Somerset Names, Personal|Personal Names]]
 
*[[Somerset Place Names|Place Names]]
 
*[[Somerset Poor Law Unions|Poor Law Unions]]
 
*[[Somerset Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Somerset Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Somerset Societies|Societies]]
 
 
 
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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>  
 
[[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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== Featured Content  ==
 
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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.  
 
“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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“Population in 1801 was 273,577; in 1821, 355,789; in 1841, 435,599; in 1861, 444,873...”  
 
“Population in 1801 was 273,577; in 1821, 355,789; in 1841, 435,599; in 1861, 444,873...”  
  
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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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].
  
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Somerset.
  
 
==== Civil Districts  ====
 
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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]].  
 
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]].  
  
== Websites  ==
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== &nbsp;Websites  ==
 
 
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.
 
 
 
[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
 
  
[http://wsom-opc.org.uk/ wsom-opc.org.uk/] -- The main website for the Somerset Online Parish Clerk project  
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/somersetenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Somerset]
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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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*&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
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*&nbsp;[http://wsom-opc.org.uk/ wsom-opc.org.uk/] -- The main website for the Somerset Online Parish Clerk project  
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*&nbsp;[http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/ www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/] -- The Somerset Country Record Office
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*&nbsp;[http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ freereg.rootsweb.com/] -- A free service offering transcripts of parish registers in Somerset (incomplete but useful)
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*&nbsp;[http://www.CrewkerneOPC.com/ www.CrewkerneOPC.com]&nbsp;-- Website for online parish clerk of the market town of Crewkerne
  
[http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/ www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/] -- The Somerset Country Record Office
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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].  
  
[http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ freereg.rootsweb.com/] -- A free service offering transcripts of parish registers in Somerset (incomplete but useful)
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|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
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|Centre    = Somerset
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|North    = [[Gloucestershire]]
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|Northeast = [[Wiltshire]]
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|East      = [[Wiltshire]]
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|Southeast = [[Dorset]]
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|South    = [[Devon]], [[Dorset]]
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|Southwest = [[Devon]]
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|West      = ''Bristol Channel''<br />[[Devon]]
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[[Www.CrewkerneOPC.com|www.CrewkerneOPC.com]]&nbsp;-- Website for online parish clerk of the market town of Crewkerne -- online parish clerk is LDS
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Somerset, or Somersetshire, is a maritime county located in the south western part of England.

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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.

“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...

“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...

“Population in 1801 was 273,577; in 1821, 355,789; in 1841, 435,599; in 1861, 444,873...”

The above extract is taken from: John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). For the full version, go online to Vision of Britain.

Research Tools

Jurisdictions

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

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Somerset was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Somerset and the parishes covered by each.  Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

See a list of the parishes of Somersetshire with links to articles.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Somerset was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  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.

 Websites

To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Somershire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.