If you’re looking for ancestors, local history or family history in Dorset, England, these links to many online resources will help you.
Births, Marriages & Deaths
Dorset Parish Records
Dorset Death Certificate Index
The Dorset DCI lets you search and view death certificates for free. The certificates have been donated by family historians, and you can also donate a certificate if you wish.
Burials & Cemeteries
Criminals and Convicts
Domesday Book Dorset
Dorchester and Fordington Family History
This is probably the best family history website for tracing your Dorchester and Fordington ancestors. The records are plentiful, including:
- Parish Records
- Church Officials
- Historical Directories
- Poor Law Records
GENUKI Dorset is a free family history & genealogy resource which lists links and resources for the English county of Dorset.
Memorials of Old Dorset
Streets of Bournemouth
Weymouth Local & Family History
Medical and Hospital Records
Dorset County Hospital Records
The history of Dorset County Hospital website has a wealth of information and records about the hospital, its staff, and patients. You can see burial registers, admissions, census returns, staff records, directories, newspaper reports, and more. The site contains information from when the hospital first opened in 1841 until it became part of the NHS in 1948.
Poor Law Records
Kith and Kin Research
A professional genealogy service based in Dorset, England. Different family history research packages are available to meet most needs and budgets.