Researching Your Family History

Free search sites

Old Sepia Family PhotoThere are many sites which offer search facilities  but at a cost, while a lot of initial research can be carried out without making any payment. The information covering  the census  years 1841 to 1911 is now available using a free search of listings at but access to actual census record requires payment. offers a free Births, Marriages and Deaths listings which covers roughly 1800 to about 1950, although transcription is still being carried out, so is not complete. Use the place, listing Volume and Page Number to trace both marriage partners.

Really useful link to parish registers for Chapel Allerton (kindly provided by Verity from 'Dustydocs').

Read more: Family History: Research Your Own Family

Somerset Records Library

(Previously The Somerset Records Library)

This is housed in the new purpose build Somerset Heritage Centre in Brunel Way, off Silk Mills Lane, Norton Fitzwarren, next to Westcountry Feeds.

The Centre holds microfiche copies of the entire UK census records from 1851-1911, along with microfiche records of Somerset parish registers and other Somerset County files.

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Historic Families of the Allertons

Caple Family: Stone Allerton 1900s

Researcher: Patricia of Liverpool
Descendant of:
Joseph Caple, eldest son of Joseph Caple (snr) and his 3rd wife Georgina (Rosina) Ham, settled in Liverpool.

Read more: Historic Families of the Allertons