2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources|
Poole Reference Library
Tel: (01202) 262421
Fax: (01202) 262442
Poole Local History Centre
4, High Street
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 3.00pm (closed on Tuesdays following a Bank Holiday).
Tel: (01202) 262621
Contact: David Watkins, Local History Manager
3. Research Service
Yes. Basic search is free, otherwise £25.00 per hour.
Provided by local Record Office?
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages
Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.
5. Census returns
1841, 1881, 1891 - all Dorset parishes
1851, 1861, 1871 - Poole, Cawford, Lytchett and Wimborne.
1881 Census Index, England and Wales.
6(a) County and Regional Directories
Dorset. From 1823/4 to 1935.
6(b) City and Town Directories
Poole. 1783 - 1975. Earliest dates are photocopies.
Bournemouth and Poole. 1918/19 - 1975.
6(c) Telephone Directories
7. Electoral registers and polls books
7(a) Electoral Registers
1846 intermittently to date. Not much during first half of 20th Century.
7(b) Poll Books
1698 to 1865. Earliest dates are photocopies and intermittent.
8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)
Microfiche, 1992 ed. (At Poole Central Library)
England, Wales, Scotland, Newfoundland.
9. Unpublished Indexes
Poole Newspaper Index in progress. Poole references only. 1846 - 1851 so far complete.
10. Parish Registers
11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)
Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. Vol. 1 (1877) to date.
Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries. Vol. 2 (1890) to date.
12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material
13. Other material
Online subscription to Ancestry Library edition at Poole Central Library.
14. Guides to Collections
15. Local Record Offices