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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Family History Societies in Dorset

    Family History Societies exist to support and promote genealogical research. They are very useful resources in providing help, access to others researching the same surname or area and many also publish transcripts and indexes of records which can be purchased in different formats and may be...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 22-10-2008 8:42 PM
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  1. Sansome from Wareham/Poole around 1800

    I'm new to this forum and hoping that there might be someone who has researched Sansom families in Wareham/Poole area. My 3rd great-grandfather Frederick Stevens Sansom (1821-1904) occupation Draper was born and baptised at St James Poole and moved to Edinburgh in his adult years, his mother was...

    Started by galross33‎, 27-07-2017 8:36 PM
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  2. England to Newfoundland

    Hello, I am interested in finding any info on my 5x great-grandad, Samuel Baker, who left Wareham, Dorset for Newfoundland probably 1800-15. I have him born in Stoborough, 1779. I hope to find some paper trail of his emigration. Thanks!

    Started by Phenmark‎, 04-04-2017 9:09 PM
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  3. Re: Britt/Brett Wimborne Minster Dorset

    Hello: I am Brett Cairns living at Villiers Corner Ontario Canada . My roots are in Newfoundland. My G.G.Grandfather is Edward Britt born Wimborne 1804 and died Paradise Twillingate Nfld. 1870 I am looking for any information re; Britt/Brett 's of Dewlish, Poole, Wimborne and Christchurch...

    Started by Brett Cairns‎, 04-02-2011 6:07 PM
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    Hoping to find anyone researching the name Horlock. My grandmothers name was Florence Rose Horlock. Born in Dorchester 188? She had a sister, name could be Mary. Many thanks. :)

    Started by RosyLady‎, 15-12-2008 6:44 AM
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  5. CORNWELL, Albert Edward - death rec reqd

    I am looking for a death record for Albert Edward CORNWELL (known as Ted). He was the son of Frederick Cornwell (1868-1915) & Adeline Howis (1868-1949). Born 14/5/1909 in Kent. Married Lucy Elaine Turner 13/4/1935 in Shanghai, China. He lived in Shanghai & served with the Municipal Police out there...

    Started by YvonneC‎, 03-03-2011 11:19 AM
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  6. Hiscoe/Hiscock of Wimborne, Dorset

    This past week I have been plotting all my info on a family tree chart. We originate from England and thats where I get stuck. My Great Great Great Great Grandfather was born in Wimborne Dorset England in 1773 and his name was Henry Hiscock, we are stuck with him, can't find any info on him, and...

    Started by Jamie Hiscoe‎, 19-11-2007 8:55 PM
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  7. Cave family

    Hello to all, My 4th great grandfather was William Cave whom I think was born in Gillingham, Dorset. He married Mary Butt 21 May 1735, Gillingham, Dorset. He died in 1779, Somerset and is buried at St Andrew, Somerset with Mary (1780) The family then continued in Somerset....John...

    Started by Chrissiecruiser‎, 09-09-2015 4:06 AM
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  8. JOSLING: Coastguard: Brownsea Island

    Hi My great great grandfather Thomas Josling was a coastguard on Brownsea Island according to 1851 census. By 1861 he was dead but I cannot find a record of his death in the register. If he drowned at sea where would he be registered? Where could I find a record of buriels in Dorset? Presumably...

    Started by Grace Helena‎, 08-01-2008 11:03 PM
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  9. Brockway/Chiveral

    My gt gt grandmother was Jane BROCKWAY. I believe she was born and christened in Shaftesbury, either in 1803 or 1807 or 1811. Her ages on census forms and death certificate do not coincide. I am also looking to confirm that her parents were William Brockway and Elizabeth CHIVERAL, who were...

    Started by JanM‎, 12-03-2006 8:28 PM
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  10. Poolestown Stalbridge

    Does anyone know anything about the history of Poolestown, Stalbridge? Perhaps why it has that name? I ask because my ancestors were called Poole, came from Stalbridge and some of them lived in Poolestown. It's close to the river Bibbern, so I guess it may just be a place where the water...

    Started by Pat English‎, 18-11-2006 4:54 PM
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  11. Norris Honeybun (Bone) abt 1843 Bridport

    I'm looking for information on Norris Honeybun, AKA Honeybone or Honeybourne, who was born in the Bridport area abt 1843. I think that he married a Ellen Stone and had a son Frederick James. Any info about the Honeybun family would be appreciated.

    Started by forestlea65‎, 26-08-2013 9:01 PM
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  12. Newberry/Newburg/Newborough

    Hello: My name is Sue. I haven't visited for quite awhile. I am looking for others who are interested in the Newberry family from early times such as 1600 forward. Looking for the roots of my Newberry family from Dorset. My ancestor Richard Newberry was a Planter in New England (Weymouth,...

    Started by Sue Simonich‎, 27-07-2008 6:25 AM
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  13. Percy Charles Stickley

    Hi there everyone I am trying to find infomation about Percy Charles Stickley and Emily Mabel Whitmarsh he has born 1908 final quarter in Mere and married Emily Whitmarsh born 1899 around 1929 ,they had 4 children Frank,Mick,Raymond and Joyce I have ordered his birth certificate but it still has...

    Started by pajero‎, 21-08-2006 10:43 PM
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  14. Smile FOLLETT family Whitchurch, Dorset

    Hi everyone, Looking for family of Thomas Follett 1688-1755, also Sprakes, Parrys, Mans, Hodder and Crocker.

    Started by petesf‎, 29-04-2008 6:41 PM
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  15. George DAY, Fruit Merchant, Bournemouth 1914

    Filed with Albert Victor Copeland's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten reference (Q & A type) from George DAY, Fruit Merchant of Bournemouth (may be Poole), dated February 1914. May be of use as a handwriting/signature sample. Anc****y, COP, page 15854

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-10-2013 11:51 AM
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  16. Help

    Hello My name is Chris and I have been research into my family but I am stuck I have traced my family back to 1820 but as I said I don't know we're i can find the next link. I have traced my fathers side of the family back to Charles Isaac who was born in Blandford Dorset I think his farther was...

    Started by Chrisdawson1947‎, 12-10-2013 9:14 PM
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  17. NORTHOVER, BARTLETT, BOWLES, - Police 1917

    3 officers of the Dorset Constabulary (Poole) sending written reports to the Army, in the search for deserter Henry Ernest Cope - who led them a merry dance! Superintendent W BOWLES - January 1917 (Page 3617) Police Constable William BARTLETT - September 1919 (Page 3578) Police Constable...

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-09-2013 8:50 PM
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  18. Dr Sydney Rutherford

    My Uncle Syd was knocked down by a vehicle in France in August 1976. Where would I find any announcement of his death. His home was in Dorset near Weymouth. Hitch 37

    Started by hitch37‎, 13-06-2011 9:12 PM
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  19. Colehill Cemetery, Wimborne Minster

    Does anyone have access to burial records for Colehill cemetery please? I have Ferdinand WOLLENHAUPT died 1926 aged 80 and his wife Raby WOLLENHAUPT died 1917. Many thanks Stephanie from Australia

    Started by shume‎, 14-05-2013 3:46 AM
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  20. Baptism Nathanial Churchill

    Am seeking the baptism or birth of Nathanial Churchill at the end of the seventeenth century, beginning of eighteenth century. I know he married a Sarah Allen at Langton Herring in Dorset on 10 Feb 1720 but it seems his family were not from here at all. I believe he later died at Wyke Regis in 1728...

    Started by motton‎, 07-04-2013 7:41 PM
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