Dorset Births & Baptisms

1538 - 1920

This collection contains transcripts of the baptism registers for many parishes in Dorset, from their commencement up to 1921.

You can see a list of the Surnames currently in the database.

First name(s)

Last name*
Exact Soundex
(Soundex overrides Exact)

Father first name(s)

Father last name

Mother first name(s)

Mother last name


* indicates required fields

More information:

These entries have been transcribed from images of the original register books, now deposited with the Dorset History Centre, and other sources.

This is a live project and being updated regularly with new records.

The following are currently available:

  • Holnest St. Mary, 1590-1812
  • Marnhull St. Gregory, 1808-1922 In Progress
  • Stalbridge St. Mary, 1690-1921
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