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  • Dorset History Centre holds the county’s parish registers. It also has records for the various institutions in which individuals died, such as the county hospital and the lunatic asylum.

  • Dorset Online Parish Clerks transcribe Dorset records and make them freely available to other researchers.

  • FreeBMD is a searchable index to the General Register Office’s birth, marriage and death certificates.

  • General Register Office is the site for ordering General Register Office certificates, and includes the GRO’s online index to births and deaths.

  • History of Dorset County Hospital has partial transcripts of the hospital’s mid-nineteenth century admissions records, including details of patients who died in the hospital.

  • Histpop is a collection of historic population data. The site includes census reports and the Registrar-General’s annual reports.

  • UKBMD lists birth, marriage, death and census resources on the internet. The site includes a page of Dorset resources and a list of Dorset registration districts.