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Discussion in 'More Dorset resources' started by Hamutal, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Hamutal

    Hamutal Member

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  2. Jennie

    Jennie LostCousins Member

    Thanks, Hamutal, great for my CADE One Name Study.
  3. Hamutal

    Hamutal Member

    Another one: Dorset Family History Society http://www.dorsetfhs.org.uk/
    Regular meetings, a research centre, workshops, courses, trips to archives.
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  4. Within the Dorset OPC you can also find links to a number of sites for individual villages too. Definitely recommended!

    I would also like to put in a word for the staff at the Dorset History Centre - an obvious resource, but I found the staff so helpful on my last visit there.
  5. Also, a lot of the Dorset parish records are indexed and available on Ancestry: www.ancestry.co.uk
  6. Cathy

    Cathy Moderator Staff Member

    Dorset History Centre staff are also very helpful via email.
  7. Cathy

    Cathy Moderator Staff Member

    findmypast has transcriptions of many Dorset parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials (courtesy of the Dorset Family History Society). The actual registers are on Ancestry but different transcriptions are a great finding aid.
  8. Cathy

    Cathy Moderator Staff Member

    I note that the Ancestry database and images set Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 was updated on 13 March 2013. I wonder if this means they have sorted out some of the mistakes as numbers of register pages had been labelled with the wrong parish. eg some Haydon registers were filed under Whitechurch Canonicorum
    No this one at least has not been corrected. :rolleyes: I reported this one to Ancestry in mid January 2013.
    Note many of the images have the parish reference under or beside the image but where this is missing, you need to check the Dorset OPC or findmypast transcriptions (or even the British Vital Records Index transcriptions from the LDS which are now part of the Ancestry parish transcriptions) to ensure you have the right parish.

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