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There is a great index to many of the parishes in south and west Somerset. It is called Dr. Campbell's Index. This index was created by [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thegen/wensley/drc.htm Dr. Neville Campbell]. It is available at the Somerset Records Office. It has also been microfilmed and is available at the Family History Library or can be ordered at any Family History Center. The Somerset Records Office website includes a [http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/indexes.htm brief description] of this index under #16, which states, "Index, by surname, of baptisms and marriages in the parishes of South and West Somerset, as far east as Martock, Ilminster, Langport, etc, from beginning of registers to 1899. Excludes Minehead, Taunton, Wilton, Wellington, and Bridgwater, and marriages covered by Phillimore's Somerset Marriages (15 vols, 1898-1915)"<ref>Somerset Records Office."Indexes at the Somerset Records Office". http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/indexes.htm,#16.</ref> This index has great coverage of many parishes in this area, but it is important to understand what is included. There is a table with the parishes and the dates of coverage for those parishes by clicking here. <br>
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There is a great index to many of the Church of England parishes in south and west Somerset. It is called Dr. Campbell's Index. This index was created by [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thegen/wensley/drc.htm Dr. Neville Campbell]. It is available at the [http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/ Somerset Records 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, {{FHL|480029|title-id|disp=click here}}.
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The Somerset Records Office website includes a [http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/indexes.htm brief description] of this index under #16, which states, "Index, by surname, of baptisms and marriages in the parishes of South and West Somerset, as far east as Martock, Ilminster, Langport, etc, from beginning of registers to 1899. Excludes Minehead, Taunton, Wilton, Wellington, and Bridgwater, and marriages covered by Phillimore's Somerset Marriages (15 vols, 1898-1915)"<ref>Somerset Records Office."Indexes at the Somerset Records Office". http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/indexes.htm,#16.</ref> For a listing of the parishes and the dates of coverage for this index [[Dr. Campbell's Index for Somerset|click here]].  
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Databases at [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/baptisms?tab=1 FindMyPast] (£):
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*Somerset Marriages (pre-1754). 146,765 entries. [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/marriages#somersetMarriagesPre Coverage].
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*Somerset Marriages (post-1754). 184,710 entries. [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/marriages#somersetMarriagesPost Coverage].
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Somerset]]

Revision as of 03:45, 30 July 2012

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There is a great index to many of the Church of England parishes in south and west Somerset. It is called Dr. Campbell's Index. This index was created by Dr. Neville Campbell. It is available at the Somerset Records 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.

The Somerset Records Office website includes a brief description of this index under #16, which states, "Index, by surname, of baptisms and marriages in the parishes of South and West Somerset, as far east as Martock, Ilminster, Langport, etc, from beginning of registers to 1899. Excludes Minehead, Taunton, Wilton, Wellington, and Bridgwater, and marriages covered by Phillimore's Somerset Marriages (15 vols, 1898-1915)"[1] For a listing of the parishes and the dates of coverage for this index click here.

Databases at FindMyPast (£):

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

References

  1. Somerset Records Office."Indexes at the Somerset Records Office". http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/indexes.htm,#16.