Issue 109 Downloads
Great resources for finding your Somerset ancestors with the latest magazine
This issue we have a wealth of sample data and records, reader case studies from the archive, as well as our articles index and surnames guide stretching back to the very first issue of YFT.
Search Somerset names
To complement our article on Somerset research in the latest issue, we’re providing you with these two great resources.
Yesterday’s Names has given us a collection of names that appear in the parish magazine of Pitminster, Somerset from 1897, from payments and burials to club members. Search hundreds of names by downloading the document here.
Secondly you can search nearly 6,000 people who appear in the Hunt & Co Somerset directories for Bath and Taunton (1848), and Wells (1850). The names appear along with title and address in Excel, Word and WDB formats for you to search. Get your search underway by downloading them here.
The cathedral in Wells was a central point for the parish, and as such its records contain a wealth of genealogical information. Included in this book from 1892 is an index of names that feature on monumental inscriptions taken from the graveyard, parish registers, wills and also heraldry of families in the area.
This is a great resource if your ancestors hail from this picturesque town. Download it from here.
Paupers in Workhouses
This extract from a nationwide collection of paupers in workhouses across Britain focuses on those unfortunate souls who fell on hard times in Somerset. The names are for those who had been in the 18 workhouses in the county longer than five years in 1860.
Entries include the amount of time the pauper had been there, the reason for being there and whether they’d been educated in district or workhouse school.
Delve into this moving but fantastically detailed resource by downloading it here.
The History of Kingswood School, Bath
As well as giving a detailed history of this renowned Bath school, there is also a register of former students. As well as their name, the entries include the years they studied, their profession, and often other details such as their qualifications and address.
If your ancestor attended, this register could give you clues about their life after school.
Download the register here.
Family history forms
Download all the help you need for your research pursuits.
The YFT experts have designed a series of forms and charts for you to print out and fill in when doing your research. Included is a fantastic and exclusive 1911 Census form, with specific columns for data, only found on that Census, a GRO index search record sheet, a fiver generation chart and research checklist.
You can download these resources here.
Interactive Case Studies
Delve into these two fascinating reader stories.
My dad the Nazi hunter
How a chance discovery unveiled Judith Field’s father’s amazing heroics in WWII.
Download the story here.
Solving a family portrait puzzle
Our reader Tessa Buckley used online sources and an old letter to identify a couple in a portrait.
Download the story here.
Search Your Family Tree back issues for relevant articles by downloading the file here.
Search over 400 names, their meaning and their heraldic symbols from our free Surnames Index, which you can download here.
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