SEARCH OUR CATALOGUES AND INDEXES

Online catalogue
Provides access to c.480,000 catalogue entries, updated monthly.  It also  includes catalogue entries for the holdings of Bath & North East Somerset Record Office and files at Weston super Mare Library.

Online Catalogue Problems (February 2014 update)
Please be aware that we are currently having problems with the online catalogue.  When performing searches which bring up large numbers of search results (more than 600), the results are often not being displayed (the results part of the page is completely blank).  Please contact us if you are having difficulties; we will do our best to supply you with the search results/catalogues that you need. 
Our Web team has thoroughly investigated the problem.  They have discovered that it is a problem with the way that browsers handle the program code.  For best results, use Firefox 25.0.1 or Internet Explorer 6.0.  Problems consistently occur with Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome v.33 and Opera 18.0.  We will be contacting the programmers to see if they can correct this. 

Parish summaries
Provides a summary of family history records by parish. 
Please be aware that, due to software problems, we are currently unable to update this list.  To see the up-to-date list for a parish, please follow the How to find out a reference code catalogue help page.  We apologise for this inconvenience, and are working to get the problem fixed. 

Indexes
Allow you to search transcripts which have been prepared by volunteers who have given their time freely to these projects. The Archives Service cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of these records but makes them available as a service to the public.  If you find errors, please let us know!

Index to Somerset Wills, 1812-1857
Bridgwater Shipping Crew Lists
Index of prisoners in Ilchester Gaol

Guide to indexes available at Somerset Heritage Centre