Dorset Online Parish Clerks


This is not a comprehensive list of sites that cover family history, local history, general history, maps, photographs and tourist information. The first two sites listed below will provide far more recommendations. As the possible links are boundless I have just included what I consider are the principal sites.
Dorset Ancestors Excellent site edited by Robert Chisman providing interesting articles and photographs
Dorset Gen Web Links to lots of sites
The Dorset Page Brian Tomkins' comprehensive web site
Genuki Information on all Dorset parishes specifically for family historians
FreeCen The project to get all the UK censuses on-line
FreeBMD The project to get all parish registers on-line
FreeReg The project to get the index of births marriages & deaths 1837+ on line. Records available to search.
Dorset Parish Register Transcriptions Transcripts of Dorset Parish Records
Family Search The LDS family history site with free access to millions of historic records including the 1881 census.
Batch numbers on the IGI (Britain)
Dorset Batch numbers
Archers Software new index of all British Batch numbers on the IGI, with links to the new Family Search site; a major update on the excellent, but old Hugh Wallis site
Dorset Churches Michael Day's descriptions of Dorset churches, many with photographs
Dorset Churches Peter Walker's site includes many pictures of Dorset churches
Somerset & Dorset Family History Society List of services and publications for purchase
Dorset Family History Society List of services and publications for purchase
Dorset Record Office now the  Dorset History Centre Introduction to the service they offer (Part of Dorset For You)
Dorchester Reference Library Local Studies Collection including books on Dorset, Directories & Old Newspapers now at the Dorset History Centre
Dorset Historic Churches Trust Dorset Historic Churches Trust assists, by grant or interest free loan, repairs to the fabric of Dorset's Christian churches of all denominations; and gives guidance and help in attracting other grant aid from a wide range of donors'. The site contains a wealth of pictures of Dorset churches
History of Dorset County Hospital (Dorchester) The site covers the period from the hospital's beginnings in the 1840s to the late 1940s when it became part of the National Health Service.
Old Dorset Lots of interesting and useful information, including old maps
Roll of Honour, Dorset Memorials and Rolls of Honour within Dorset
Miscellaneous items of Dorset interest Site contains interesting information related to Dorset history/genealogy and also some register transcripts/extracts
A2A On line archives, brief details of what they are and where they are.
Images of Dorset Some beautiful photographs of the county.
My Dorset An excellent blog containing selected images and videos from around the web showing Dorset together with the latest news stories, courtesy of the Dorset Echo, Bournemouth Echo and the Bridport News [Author Brian Tompkins]
Dorset Life Magazine More beautiful photographs and some interesting articles
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Dorset AONB) A wealth of information about Dorset (non-genealogical), including some excelent photographs. The Dorset FingerPost project is particularly interesting.
South West England Genealogical Indexes Newspaper indexes with lots of references to Dorset. Also has parish register indexes

South Derbyshire Genealogical Resources

An excellent resource for South Derbyshire [Note: This in not an OPC project]



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