Since the Society was formed in 1965, research has been continuously carried out into every aspect of the history of Keynsham & Saltford.   Our main object has been to produce the results of this research by publishing as much as possible in order for the information to be available to the wider community.
This has involved many hours of transcribing primary sources from documents and papers held in the Somerset Record Office, the main source for Keynsham and Saltford history, as well as many other avenues of research.
Now that family history has become such an absorbing activity for so many people, we are now receiving a significant number of enquiries in that direction, particularly from people in the beginning stages of their research.
We can help with identification of dwellings and roads etc., in the Census Returns and have become familiar with many of the family surnames that are well documented in a variety of sources.
Transcriptions of sources made include:
Subjects researched include:
Interments in Keynsham Cemetery:
Genealogical Information on important families
Early History:
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Vestry Minutes
Parish Church Churchwardens Accounts
The Tithe Survey of 1841
Old Houses and other buildings
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Monumental Inscriptions 1878-1982
Burial Records 1878-1932
Roman Villa in the Cemetry
Keynsham Abbey
The Brass Industry
Fry/Cadbury's Chocolate factory
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