Useful links

Dorset History Centre website contains information about collections, current projects, events and our services.

Many of our most important family history sources, including parish registers and wills, are available online through the family history website

The National Archives Discovery combines catalogue and organisational data from the UK archives sector, searching over 10 million records held by more than 2,500 archives across the country as well as 32 million records held by The National Archives.

Discovery incorporates data from:

  • National Register of Archives (NRA)
  • Directory of archives (ARCHON)
  • Access to Archives (A2A)
  • Manorial Documents Register (MDR)

The Archives Hub is a national gateway to descriptions of archives in UK universities and colleges.

Dorset Registration Service can provide birth, marriage and death certificates where the event took place in Dorset from 1837 onwards.

Neighbouring county archive services:

Devon Heritage Services

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Somerset Archives and Local Studies

All links correct at time of writing, October 2014

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