Somerset & Dorset Notes and Queries 1890-1980
Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset began publication in 1888 and has continued in unbroken sequence ever since. It provides a "repository for the preservation of facts relating to the present of past history of the district, and a medium of intercommunication among those whom are connected with it by ties of birth or interest". This very general objective means that a rich miscellany of information can be found for Somerset & Dorset, including articles on the history, archaeology, genealogy, folklore and literature of the two counties. For many decades Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset was the only dedicated journal for family historians specifically for the counties of Somerset and Dorset. Consequently there is a mass of important material of interest and value to the family historian, including family trees, parish register extracts, wills, inventories, property records, copies of documents in private hands and articles on the emigration, militia, shipping, churchwardens, the civil war, the Monmouth Rebellion and much, much more.
The first thirty volumes of Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset (henceforth "SDNQ"), covering the period 1890 to 1980, are now available in facsimile form, fully indexed, on British Origins. You can search on people, places and general topics, or use the Free Text search, and access any of the 7,646 articles, on nearly 10,000 pages published in this period.
For information see About Somerset & Dorset Notes and Queries 1890-1980.