The Dorset Death Certificate Index

To search for a deceased person, simply enter the surname in the search box on the right and hit the return key. The results will show as a list of pages where the surname appears. Click on the relevant page.

For more complex searches, use Advanced Search (opens in a new window). This allows you to search for occupations, places, causes of death, and for details of doctors, coroners and ‘informants’ (the people who reported deaths to local registrars).

The Dorset DCI covers deaths registered in Dorset from 1837 onwards (see here for a definition of ‘Dorset’). The certificates transcribed for this site have been made available by other family historians – for details of how to contribute your Dorset death certificates, see donate certificates. .

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