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Address: The Parade, Sherborne, England
Phone Number: (0)1935 389611
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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We visited the Sherborne History Centre soon after we arrived in the UK. We were investigating the family connections that originated in this town. After some initial... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited the Sherborne History Centre soon after we arrived in the UK. We were investigating the family connections that originated in this town. After some initial conversation about our objectives one of the very helpful volunteers assisted us with our investigations. The help that was given was quite unexpected and was given enthusiastically. With their assistance we achieved some... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The staff at the Somerset Dorset Family History Center was so generous with their time and sharing their knowledge. We went to trace our family roots in Dorset, and they pulled one book after another off of the shelves to help get us started, then did a surname search to find one branch of the tree that we knew nothing... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is a great place to visit, if you are searching for your ancestors in Somerset or Dorset. The people are friendly and helpful and happy to help you if you are stuck. You can use computers and their papperwork for searching for graves or tombstones in these counties. There is a place to drink teas and coffees, toilets and... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Family History Centre is the headquarters of the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, and a great place to visit to progress your family history research. So many people nowadays rely solely on their computer at home, and don't realise that a visit to a place like the Family History Centre can help to solve the most difficult problem.... More 

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