Dorset Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  




England—Dorset

Explore research in Dorset.


(England)


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Goal 1: Learn about Dorset research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Dorset ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Dorset.
    FS Wiki: Dorset England Genealogy
  2. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Dorset research.








Goal 2: Learn about Dorset archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Dorset archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Dorset archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Dorset Archives and Libraries
  2. Search for free online books on Dorset research on the FamilySearch site.








Goal 3: Learn about Dorset civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices:

A. Explore Dorset civil registration.

  1. Learn about Dorset civil registration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Dorset Civil Registration
  2. Explore Dorset civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Browse the Dorset registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  4. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Dorset census records.

  1. Learn about Dorset Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes


Goal 4: Learn about Dorset church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Dorset church records.

  1. Get an overview of Dorset church records in this article.
    FS—Dorset Church Records
  2. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Dorset site.
  3. Explore parish records on the Dorset History Centre site.
  4. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Dorset.

B. Explore Dorset cemetery records.

  1. Learn about Dorset cemeteries in this article.
    FS—Dorset Cemeteries
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Dorset probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Dorset probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Dorset probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Dorset Probate Records
  2. Explore wills and probate records on the Dorset History Centre site.
  3. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.


Goal 6: Learn about Dorset maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Dorset maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Dorset maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Dorset Maps
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Dorset maps.
  3. Explore the maps link on the GenUKI Dorset site.
  4. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.





Goal 7: Learn about Dorset newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Dorset newspapers.

  1. Learn about Dorset newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Dorset Maps
  2. Search Dorset newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.


Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Dorset research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 9: Search records from Dorset.


Choices:

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.


Goal 10: Get help with your Dorset research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Dorset and Hampshire Ancestors and Genealogy page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Dorset research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Dorset research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Dorset research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Dorset research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Dorset genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Dorset in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Dorset Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Dorset site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.