Poole England Family History Centre
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
Centre Contacts and Hours
- Address: 8 Mount Road, Parkstone, Poole Dorset England BH14 0QW United Kingdom
- Access to the centre is via the rear entrance to the building from the car park
- Location on Map
Phone: 01202 730646
- Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
- Wednesdays: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon
- Thursdays: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon and 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm
WE CHANGED TO A NEW APPOINTMENT BOOKING SYSTEM IN 2016.
The booking calendar for the whole of 2017 is already set up on the web site. Just click on the link below. Mouse over the dates in the month you want to book an appointment. Only the dates we will be open will be available (yellow). You will need to provide your name and email on first appointment to register. Then subsequent bookings can be made by simply signing in and choosing the resource required and the date and time slot of your choice.
Please use this new service for the "online appointment bookings".
Please go to Poole Family Search Bookings to use this service.
We will confirm your appointment by email.
Holiday Schedule for 2017
Closed: 16 Mar, 11,13,18 20 Apr, 30 May, 1 Jun, 27 Jul, 3,10,17,24,31 Aug, 24,26 Oct, 19,21,26,28 Dec
- FamilySearch Catalog: This centre has the ability to receive an order for any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
- If you order a specific film/fiche from the online film ordering website you will be informed if, as your designated FHC we already hold a copy of this film/fiche.
Databases and Software
- FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
The following are usually available:-
19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
Access Newspaper Archive
Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
Research Database, Letters and Diaries, Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera,
Social & Cultural History,Women & Social Movements in the United States
Ancestry.com - Instution version
Create your own "Who Do You Think You Are?" story for free
Find My Past - Instution version
Fold3.com Previously known as Footnote.com
Heritage Quest Online
Historic Map Works - Library Edition
MyHeritage - Library Edition
Proquest Obnituary Listings
Puzzilla.org - Premium Service
World Vital Records
Hardware and Equipment
- 5 computers
- 1 networked printer/scanner/copier (monochrome)
- 1 digital copy scanner/reader for film or fiche
- 1 microfilm reader
- 1 microfiche reader
- 1 flat bed scanner for books or single page documents
All these items are free to use, however please book on-line ahead of time to reserve equipment to avoid disappointment.