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}}'''Dorset''' (or archaically '''Dorsetshire''') is a maritime county located in South West [[England]] on the English Channel coast.
  
[[Image:England-dorsetshire.png|thumb|right]]'''Dorset or Dorsetshire is a maritime county located in the lower southwestern part of '''[[England|'''England''']]'''.''' <br><br>
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=== Featured Content  ===
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=== Research Tools ===
 
  
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=== Jurisdictions ===
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map] to find jurisdictions for each parish in Dorset.
  
 
==== Civil Districts  ====
 
==== Civil Districts  ====
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Prior to 1889 Dorset was divided into hundreds, liberties and boroughs. See [[Dorset Civil Divisions]].
  
When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Dorset was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp; Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/dor.htm here]&nbsp;to see&nbsp;a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Dorset and the parishes covered by each.&nbsp;
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Dorset was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp; GENUKI have produced a list [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/dor.htm civil registration districts in Dorset] and the parishes covered by each.
  
 
Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
 
Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
  
==== Parishes ====
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==== Parishes ====
  
See a list of the [[Dorset Parishes|parishes]] of Dorset with links to articles.
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See a list of the [[Dorset Parishes|parishes]] of Dorset with links to articles.
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[http://www.opcdorset.org/index.htm Dorset Online Parish Clerks]: Transriptions from original data available at the Dorset History Centre.
  
 
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Before 1858, every town and parish in Dorset was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp; To read more about probate records and see a list of Dorset towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Dorset Probate Records|Dorset Probate Records]].
 
Before 1858, every town and parish in Dorset was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp; To read more about probate records and see a list of Dorset towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Dorset Probate Records|Dorset Probate Records]].
  
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/dorsetenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Dorset]
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To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Dorsetshire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/dorsetshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
  
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|North    = [[Somerset]] , [[Wiltshire]]
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|Southeast = [[Isle of Wight]]<br>''English Channel''
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Revision as of 19:57, 28 November 2012

St Wite's Cross, the flag of Dorset
Location of Dorset in England
Dorset (or archaically Dorsetshire) is a maritime county located in South West England on the English Channel coast.

Featured Content

Research Tools

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Dorset.

Civil Districts

Prior to 1889 Dorset was divided into hundreds, liberties and boroughs. See Dorset Civil Divisions.

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Dorset was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  GENUKI have produced a list civil registration districts in Dorset and the parishes covered by each.

Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

See a list of the parishes of Dorset with links to articles.

Dorset Online Parish Clerks: Transriptions from original data available at the Dorset History Centre.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Dorset was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Dorset towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Dorset Probate Records.

 Websites

To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Dorsetshire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.