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Dorset, England : Classification : Parish Records


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Parish Registers were instigated by Cromwell from 1538, recording every wedding, baptism and burial. There are gaps in the records for a variety of reasons, such as the civil war, but these records are a prime source for building family trees. From 1597 a copy of the records had to be made and sent to the Bishop. Sometimes the Bishops' Transcript may contain more information than the original, so it can often be worthwhile tracking down both. For more information on Parish Registers there is a brief history on the Wikipedia Parish Register page.

After 1837 Civil Registration was introduced and the Local BMD and GRO BMD records become the primary source.

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Classification:GRO BMD, Births, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates - BMD Index
Link:Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates - BMD Index
Description:Complete GRO indexes online & Non-Parochial BMDs service. Includes overseas BMD's for armed forces.
Extra Info:Includes Pre-1837 Non-Conformist BMDs
Classification:GRO BMD, Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:Find My Past - BMD's, Censuses, Parish Records and More
Link:Find My Past - BMD's, Censuses, Parish Records and More
Description:Find My Past - BMD's, Censuses, Parish Records and More
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:ATTRILL Family History
Link:http://www.attrill.info/
Description:ATTRILL Family History
Extra Info:A resource for all those searching for ATTRILL ancestors.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, DNA Project, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:AUDLEY Family History
Link:http://www.audleyfamilyhistory.com
Description:AUDLEY Family History
Extra Info:Research for the name AUDLEY and variants such as AIDLEY.
Classification:Baptisms, Parish Records
Title:Baptisms - England and Wales Christening Records
Link:England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Description:England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Extra Info:Not complete.
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Census, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:BATSTONE One Name Study
Link:http://www.thebatstones.org.uk/OneNameStudy/index....
Description:BATSTONE One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:Bere Regis Village Website
Link:http://www.bereregis.org/
Description:Bere Regis Village Website
Extra Info:Scroll down the page for baptisms, marriages, burials and wills.
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:CLUETT / CLEWETT Records and One Name Study
Link:http://www.cluett.org.uk/
Description:CLUETT / CLEWETT Records and One Name Study
Extra Info:Part way down the home page is the Search link.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:COUSIN Family and One Name Study
Link:http://www.cousinsfamily.co.uk/
Description:COUSIN Family and One Name Study
Extra Info:Maybe slow to load.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:CREE One Name Study
Link:http://www.cree.name/
Description:CREE One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:CRIBB Family Name
Link:http://www.cribb-bmd.info/
Description:CRIBB Family Name Birth, Marriage and Death and Burial Records
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:DACKOMBE / DACOMBE Family History
Link:http://www.terrys.org.uk/
Description:DACKOMBE / DACOMBE Family History
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:DALTON Data Bank and One Name Study
Link:http://www.daltondatabank.org/
Description:DALTON Data Bank and One Name Study
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:DALWOOD Genealogy and Family History
Link:http://www.users.on.net/~idalwood/
Description:DALWOOD Genealogy and Family History
Extra Info:Includes variants. Mainly in and around Somerset and Dorset.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:DEBENHAM Family History
Link:http://www.debenham.org.uk/
Description:DEBENHAM Family History
Extra Info:DEBENHAM and DEBNAM family history.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:DIBDEN One Name Study
Link:http://www.angelfire.com/ar3/dibden_onename/
Description:DIBDEN One Name Study, Including Variants
Extra Info:Many references to the DIBDEN name.
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records, Pedigrees, Visitations
Title:Dorset County Data from Ancestry
Link:Dorset County Data from Ancestry
Description:Dorset County Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes parish register extracts; Visitation, 1623; The registers of Almer, Co. Dorset : 1538-1812.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, On-line Parish Clerks, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Dorset Online Parish Clerk (OPC)
Link:http://www.opcdorset.org/
Description:Dorset Online Parish Clerk (OPC) - A Mixture of Records
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:DUGMORE's of the Past
Link:http://www.ancestorsofbirmingham.com/dugmore/dugmo...
Description:DUGMORE's of the Past
Extra Info:DUGMORE's family name, mainly concentrated in the Midlands area.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:DYSON Family of Worcestershire
Link:http://www.dyson-family-of-worcestershire.co.uk/
Description:DYSON Family of Worcestershire
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:EARDLEY Family Genealogy Resources
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20150813093905/http://...
Description:EARDLEY Family Genealogy Resources
Extra Info:An archived copy of the site. Most information still seems to be accessible.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, Obituaries, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:EARLAM Family History
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20150411030403/http://...
Description:EARLAM Family History
Extra Info:An archived copy of a site no longer active. Most information still seems to be available. A resource for those with EARLAM relatives.
Classification:GRO BMD, Census, Parish Records, Pedigrees, Visitations
Title:England Data from Ancestry
Link:England Data from Ancestry
Description:England Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes 1861-1901 Censuses; 1837-2005 GRO BMD; visitations and other records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Family History Books via Family Search
Link:http://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb...
Description:Family History Books via Family Search
Extra Info:More than 40,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. Read online for free. Includes some parish register transcripts.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Family History Notebook
Link:http://www.fivenine.co.uk/family_history_notebook/
Description:Family History Notebook - Selected Records from Many Counties
Classification:Baptisms, Bishops Transcripts, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Family Search Records Collection - England
Link:Family Search Records Collection - England
Description:Family Search Records Collection - England
Extra Info:An increasing number of records, including census and parish records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Family Search Records Collection - Worldwide
Link:Family Search Records Collection - Worldwide
Description:Family Search Records Collection - Worldwide
Extra Info: Includes the England and Wales 1841 & 1861 Census, and foreign records, such as the American cenus that contains Britons who were aboard.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:FE(A)THERSTON((E)HAUGH) One Name Study
Link:http://www.featherstone.org/
Description:FE(A)THERSTON((E)HAUGH) One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, National, Parish Records
Title:FreeReg Project
Link:FreeReg Project
Description:Transcriptions for Parish Registers
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:GenoGold Genealogical Data -- Transcriptions from Many English Counties
Link:http://www.genogold.co.uk/
Description:GenoGold Genealogical Data -- Transcriptions from Many English Counties
Extra Info:Some work currently being done on the site and not all options may be working.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:HEMMINGWAY One Name Study
Link:http://www.hemingway.uk.com/
Description:HEMMINGWAY One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Marriages, Obituaries, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:HINGSTON One Name Study
Link:http://www-civ.eng.cam.ac.uk/cjb/hingston.htm
Description:HINGSTON One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:HOLLINGWORTH One Name Study
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20110611071735/http://h...
Description:HOLLINGWORTH One Name Study
Extra Info:An archived copy of the site -most information still seems to be available. HOLLINGWORTH and variations.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:HUTCHINGS Family Website
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20140311050259/http://...
Description:HUTCHINGS Family Website
Extra Info:Archived copy of the site.Most information still seems to be available. Mainly HUTCHINGS in and around Sturminster Newton, Dorset, although transcriptions of all areas for census.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, Parish Records
Title:Internet Archive
Link:http://archive.org/
Description:Internet Archive
Extra Info:Has many scanned books and parish registers. Click on texts and then search the archive. Note baptism and baptisms give different results. Also try parish records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:LANCHBURY / LAINCHBURY
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:LANCHBURY / LAINCHBURY
Extra Info:Mainly in Oxfordshire. Also census for other towns in Buckinghamshire - all surnames.
Classification:Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Marriages - England and Wales
Link:England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940
Description:England and Wales Marriages, 1538-1940
Extra Info:Not complete.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:NETHERWOOD One Name Study
Link:http://www.netherwood.name/
Description:NETHERWOOD One Name Study
Extra Info:Click on resources.
Classification:Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:NINEHAM One Name Study
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20160310234812/http://...
Description:NINEHAM One Name Study
Extra Info:An archived copy of a site that is no longer live, however most information still seems to be available to view.
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records
Title:Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial BMDs
Link:http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/affiliate/?affid=z...
Description:Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial BMDs from the National Archive, hosted by The Genealogist
Extra Info:They include the birth records at Dr Williams' Library in London, hospital records of maternity, overseas registrations for British citizens and those on board ships.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Nonconformist Register - Northowram of Coley Register
Link:http://archive.org/details/nonconformistreg00byuhe...
Description:Nonconformist Register - Northowram or Coley Register 1644-1752
Extra Info:Online book. Parish Registers 1584-1620. Index of surnames and place names at end of book.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:OLBY One Name Study
Link:http://www.rebus.demon.co.uk/ons/olby.htm
Description:OLBY One Name Study
Extra Info:Most, if not all, the Olby birth, marriage and death registrations in England and Wales are probably the descendants of Robert Olby and Francis Overed who married at St Andrew and St Peter, Blofield, NFK on 8th March 1790.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Open Library
Link:http://openlibrary.org/
Description:Open Library - Scanned Books Online
Extra Info:Includes full images of many books of transcribed parish registers. Use the search facility and select e books only. Can also search within book text easily.
Classification:Parish Records
Title:Parish Register - William Bradock's Guide 1910
Link:http://archive.org/details/parishregister00braduof...
Description:Parish Register - William Bradock's Guide 1910
Extra Info:Online book. It explains that start of parish registers and other associated items, such as Phillimore marriages, Hardwicke's marriage act, banns, explanation of register entries, foundlings, as well as some interesting register extracts.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Register and Census Transcripts - A Selection
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:Parish Register and Census Transcripts - A Selection
Extra Info:May not display correctly in all browsers.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Register Transcriptions
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20120302095016/http://w...
Description:Transcription and Extracts Index for Berkshire, Kent, Somerset and Suffolk
Extra Info:This is a copy of an archived site. Most information seems to be available. May take a few moments to load.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Register Transcripts
Link:http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~jimella/trnscrpt.h...
Description:Parish Register Transcripts
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, Parish Records
Title:Parish Register Transcripts and Other Miscellaneous Records
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:Parish Register Transcripts and Other Miscellaneous Records
Extra Info:Extracts of parish records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers for Dorset and Suffolk
Link:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engdorse/Dorset....
Description:Parish Registers for Dorset and Suffolk
Extra Info:Transcriptions of some parish registers.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Almer, Dorset
Link:Parish Registers of Almer, Dorset
Description:Parish Registers of Almer, Dorset (Ancestry)
Extra Info:Registers 1538-1812.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Ashmore, Dorset
Link:http://archive.org/details/ashmorecodorset00pargoo...
Description:Parish Registers of Ashmore, Dorset
Extra Info:Online Book. Parish Registers 1651-1820. Includes a names index.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Beer Hackett, Dorset
Link:http://archive.org/details/registersofbeerh03beer
Description:Parish Registers of Beer Hackett, Dorset
Extra Info:Online book. Covers the period 1549-1812, with names index.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Caundle Bishop, Dorset
Link:http://archive.org/details/registerscaundl00mayogo...
Description:Parish Registers of Caundle Bishop, Dorset
Extra Info:Online book. Covers the period 1570-1814, with names index.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Holnest, Dorset
Link:http://archive.org/details/registersholnes00mayogo...
Description:Parish Registers of Holnest, Dorset
Extra Info:Online book. Covers the period 1589-1812, with names index.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Long Burton, Dorset
Link:http://archive.org/details/registerslongbu00parigo...
Description:Parish Registers of Long Burton, Dorset
Extra Info:Online book. Covers the period 1580-1812, with names index.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Lydlinch, Dorset
Link:http://archive.org/details/registersoflydli17lydl
Description:Parish Registers of Lydlinch, Dorset
Extra Info:Online book. Covers the period 1539-1812.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
Link:http://archive.org/details/registerssturmi00hobdgo...
Description:Parish Registers of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
Extra Info:Online book. Covers the period 1563-1812, with names index.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Swanage, Dorset
Link:http://archive.org/details/registersofswana69swan
Description:Parish Registers of Swanage, Dorset
Extra Info:Online book. Covers the period 1563-1812, with names index. Also monumental inscriptions in the church and churchyard.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
Link:http://archive.org/details/registersoftarra44tarr
Description:Parish Registers of Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
Extra Info:Online book. Covers the period 1545-1812, with names index.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:POULTON Web - Also MELLOR, WHITE, TWEED and Associated Families
Link:http://www.thanksfrank.co.uk/
Description:POULTON Web - Also MELLOR, WHITE, TWEED and Associated Families
Extra Info:Many names and places included on this site. The name index also indicates records for that name.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:POWIS Surname and variants One-name Study
Link:http://www.4trudy.co.uk/
Description:POWIS Surname and variants One-name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:RAMSDALE Family Register
Link:http://www.ramsdale.org/
Description:RAMSDALE Family Register
Extra Info:Includes variants Ramsdall, Ramsdal, Ramsdell, Ramsdill and Ramsdaille.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Romany Genes 2 Website
Link:http://romanygenes2.webeden.co.uk/
Description:Romany Genes 2 Website
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:SERCOMBE, SIRCOMBE, SURCOMBE, or SIRCOM One Name study
Link:http://www.mit.edu/~dfm/genealogy/sercombe.html
Description:A Compilation of SERCOMBE Families
Extra Info:Scroll down to sources of information.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:STONER Genealogical Databases
Link:http://www.stoner.org.uk/
Description:STONER Genealogical Databases
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:STRANGE, STRAINGE and Variants One Name Study
Link:http://www.yourtotalevent.com/people/idxpepl.htm
Description:STRANGE and STRAINGE Family History
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:STRUDWICK One Name Study
Link:http://www.strudwicke.com/
Description:STRUDWICK One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:SWANTON Family Records
Link:http://www.ginnisw.com/
Description:SWANTON Family Records
Classification:Baptisms, Bishops Transcripts, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Tarrant Crawford, Dorset
Link:http://homepages.solis.co.uk/~jimella/trnscrpt.htm...
Description:Tarrant Crawford, Dorset
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Place Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Tyneham and Worbarrow
Link:http://www.tynehamopc.org.uk/tyneham_war_dead.html
Description:Tyneham and Worbarrow - Where Time Stopped in 1943
Extra Info:Parish register, probate information, census and more.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, Parish Records
Title:Verwood Historical Society
Link:http://www.verwoodhistorical.org/
Description:Verwood Historical Society, Online Parish Registers
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Bishops Transcripts, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:West Country Genealogy
Link:http://www.westcountrygenealogy.com/
Description:West Country Genealogy - Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall
Extra Info:Parish registers, census and more.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:WESTAWAY One Name Study
Link:http://westawayfamily.co.uk/
Description:WESTAWAY One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:YEO Society and One Name Study
Link:http://www.yeosociety.com/
Description:YEO Society and One Name Study

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