Where to find out about Somerset's history on-line

Somerset's history in on-line resources

In addition to the linked sites of the Victoria County History and its England’s Past for Everyone Project you will find links to the National archives, British Library, British History Online and Access to Archives and many others. Through the Somerset Heritage Centre website you can access oral history projects including Exmoor Voices.

Those are a few of the on-line resources and catalogues available. Others will be found below although this is a growth area and you may find more.

For details of local charities including defunct charities visit
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk

For historical directories for many parts of Britain
http://www.historicaldirectories.org

For Parliamentary papers
http://parlipapers.chadwyck.co.uk/home.do

For a catalogue of Lambeth Palace Library archives
http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org

For the London Gazette
http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk

For film of local events
www.britishpathe.com

For details of Anglo-Saxon and Norman families
http://www.pase.ac.uk/

For the church taxation records for 1291—2 known as the Taxation Ecclesiastica
http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/taxatio/

For information on British workhouses including some census returns
http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/england.htm