Dorset Societies

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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.


Dorset Family History Society is for those who are interested in tracing their family history, whether they are beginners or experts. For people in Dorset or people with Dorset ancestors.

Website: http://www.dorsetfhs.org.uk/

E-mail address: contact@dorsetfhs.org.uk


The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society aims to provide assistance to all those researching their families in the two counties, no matter where they live.

Website: http://www.sdfhs.org

E-mail address: society@sdfhs.org