Portland, Dorset Genealogy

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Parish History

Portland, Isle of, peninsula, in S. of Dorset, 4 mile S. of Weymouth and 50 miles SW. of Southampton by rail.  Portland is 4½ miles long by 1½ mile broad, is connected with the mainland by a long narrow ridge of shingle called the Chesil Bank.[1]

PORTLAND (St. George), a parish, constituting the liberty of the Isle of Portland, in the union of Weymouth.


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Civil Registration

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.

Church records

Online Portland, Dorset Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
1630-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[4]
1813-1906 Ancestry[5] 1813-1921 Ancestry[6] 1813-1959 Ancestry[7]
Indexes 1813-1837 Joiner[8]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

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.

Probate records

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.

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England Wales, publ. London and Edinburgh: 1870
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., [www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), p. 445
  3. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1848; see at: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445
  4. Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Partially indexed.
  5. Dorset, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Partially indexed.
  6. Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Partially indexed.
  7. Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Partially indexed.
  8. 'Search Marriage Records in Dorset,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 24 June 2012.