Poole St James, Dorset Genealogy
Guide to Poole St James, Dorset ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poole St James, Dorset|
|Poor Law Union||Poole|
|Parish registers: 1538; Separate registers exist for Poole St Paul beginning 1833|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1802; Separate records exist for Poole St Paul beginning 1847|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of Canford Magna and Poole|
|Location of Archive|
|Dorset Record Office|
Poole.-- municipal borough and parish., seaport and market town, and county in itself, Dorset, on a tongue of land on N. side of Poole harbour, 5 miles (by omnibus) W. of Bournemouth, 30 miles E. of Dorchester, and 118½ miles SW. of London. (Poole St James), 160 acres, (embracing also Hamworthy parish, and Longfleet and Parkstone townships, Canford Magna parish.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Poole St James parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Poole St James Online Parish Records|
||1653-1765, 1872-1880|| |
|FS Catalog PRs||
|FS Catalog BTs||
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Dorset Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870. Date accessed: 09 July 2103.
- Searching Parish Records online (Dorset) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.