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An Introduction to Somerset Archives


Graeme Edwards introduces us to the history of the Somerset Archives service. The Somerset Archives and Heritage Centre holds records from the 8th century to the present day. Graeme describes the main groups of records that the Archive holds. These include church records, the records of the very rich, the records of the very poor, and local and house history.

Graeme explains how they list and look after the archives and briefly summarises the other services they provide.


About the Speaker: Graeme Edwards, archivist at the Somerset Archives & Heritage Centre. He has been a qualified archivist since 1999, working at the Cornwall Record for over a year before joining the Somerset Archives service 20 years ago.

His main focus is cataloguing new and existing collections, as well as answering enquiries from the public, helping to run our search room and assisting with outreach events.

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