The following is a list of reference works on Dorset which volunteers are willing
to search for specific entries. To ask for a look-up, please click on the name
by the reference. Requests should be specific:
give as much detail as you can. Abuses of the kindness of these volunteers will
probably cause them to withdraw their names so please don't ask for all references
to a common name, or for time-consuming research. Volunteers may or may not
be willing to obtain copies of the relevant pages. If they are, expect to reimburse
To ensure that your message receives prompt attention please use the words Dorset Look-ups in your subject line. Many volunteers work on several projects at once and it can be hard for them to try and guess which one you are responding to. Failure to do so could result in your request being overlooked.
If you are new to The Look-up Exchange or unfamiliar with the records of the British Isles please visit the help page for vital information. Not only will you find the material extremely informative, but it will help you avoid wasting your own time, and that of our volunteers, on fruitless searches. The more you know, and the more specific you can be, the better we can help you. Blanket requests will almost certainly be met with "I'm sorry but...." Help us to help you - BE SPECIFIC.
Many of the sources used for these lookups are the result of the dedication and hard work of a family history society. Many Family History Societies produce publications related to their county. You may want to consider purchasing your own copy of relevant resources to aid your research. You may also wish to consider supporting research in this area by joining the society.
|Link to the 1881 British Census 'on-line', where you can do your own lookup.||Enter Here|
|Link to the 1901 British Census 'on-line', where you can do your own lookup.||Enter Here|
|Link to Somerset & Dorset Family History Society||Enter here|
|Link to Dorset Surnames Research List||Enter here|
|Link to Dorset County & Parish Pages||Enter here|
|1851, 61, 71, 81, 91 & 1901 census lookups, BMD, etc||Christine Cunningham|
|IGI lookup of any names in:
Also, if anyone has anything they would like translating from German into English (as long as it isn't the old German).
|Parish Registers, Baptisms, Burials, Marriages, etc|
|One Name Studies|
|Bradley UK Database - contains thousands of references for this surname in the UK. This is a quid pro quo look up - all John asks in return is details of any Bradleys you have in your own data to add to his own. All emails to have a subject line containing BRADLEY [NAME OF LOCATION OR LOCATIONS]||John Bradley|
Can you help?
This web page is maintained by
Susan Doyle. Please email if
you are willing to include
your name to this list.
Give the full title's of any reference you are prepared to check. Suitable items would include tax lists, electoral rolls, directories, census indexes, indexed parish registers etc., etc.
This page was last updated on Jan 09, 2009