Researching your family

Researching the origins of ones family is an exercise that holds great fascination for many. Not so many years ago it was often a  process that took up a great deal of time and effort .With the growth of the world wide web since the last decade of the twentieth century, together with the  digitalisation of many Public Records, the task became much quicker and even more enjoyable.
This development is  demonstrated  in the case of Winsham. The work of Judy & Ted Hodges in transferring the Winsham Parish Records of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials for the period from 1559 (the second year in the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First)  until 1885 ( the forty-eighth year of that other great English Queen-Victoria) from Microfiche, supplied by the Somerset County Archive, to  Microsoft's Excel was a labour of love of truly heroic proportion. After the completion of this work ,transfer to the Winsham Web Museum  was an easy one, making the information available to anyone who is interested.

(Please click on the appropriate entry below. The registers are on .pdf files.)

Chapel Registers.

Burial records:

Winsham Cemetery-by date of interment


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