Discover your ancestor in registers and records from Somerset. Explore parish registers, bishop’s transcripts, and monumental inscriptions.
There are four titles included in this collection. These publications may provide you with details of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or burial. Bishop’s transcripts, parish registers, and monumental inscriptions are included and provide dates, names, and places of vital events.
The titles you can currently search are as follows:
Dwelly’s Parish Records Vols I & II – Bishop’s Transcripts from Wells Diocesan Registry, published 1914
Parish Registers of Chipstable, Raddington, Kittisford & Pitcombe in Dwelly’s Parish Records, 1538-1837
Parish Register of Wilton, 1558-1837
Wells Cathedral Monumental Inscriptions and Heraldry, published 1892
The digital images in this collection are presented in PDF form. Searching through a PDF can be different from searching through other record sets.
The search feature uses direct search: it will only search for the exact words you write in the search field. For example, if you search for John Smith, the results will give you pages with John and Smith.
All search results will bring you to the page on which your search word has been found and not to an individual transcript. You can then read through the page to find your result.
To search for your ancestor by their name, write it as it would appear in the original record; for example, if your relative was known as Will, it is likely that the name used in official documents was William.
If you are unable to find your relative on your first search, you can try different name variations; for example, if your search for William Smith yields zero results, try searching for W Smith.
Page numbers correlate with the individual pages of the images rather than the page numbers printed in the publication. Therefore, page one pertains to the first page of a volume.