26 September 2016

Ancestry updates Dorset records

There are updates to Ancestry's collection of Dorset records which mostly first became available  in 2011. Except for the "Se;lect" collection sourced from FamilySearch the databases are from records of the Dorset History Centre.

Dorset, England, Poor Law and Church of England Parish Records, 1511-1997, 253,219 records
England, Select Dorset Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1999,  4,506,989 reccords
Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, 2,084,464 records
Dorset, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906,  1,177,816 records
Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010,  356,848 records
Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, 576,745 records

1 comment:

Gail B said...

I hope their transciptions are improved, as a major part of my research is in Dorset, including the derivation of my surname, which I already know. Forgive my skepticism, but Ancestry has a poor track record on trnscibing from handwriting, garbling not just first and surnames but place names.

Insert Big Wink here.

Gail B