Research Service

The Society has amassed a large amount of research materials. Some are transcriptions and some are original documents. Whilst the majority are records from Dorset, some material is available from other parts of the country.

Lists of what is available can be accessed from the links on the menu.

All are available for you to conduct your own research at Treetops Research Centre

If you are unable to visit to conduct your own research, our volunteers will search our records for you.

  • Please print off a copy of the Research Request Form, complete and return it (see below regarding payment) to Treetops Research Centre OR
  • You may wish to request a quotation for general research via email (choose ‘Enquiries’ from the drop-down on the Contact Us )form or by post. Our rates for up to 1 hours research are:

UK Members £12 – Overseas Members £14
UK Non Members £16 – Overseas Non Members £18

This includes the costs involved in copying and posting the results of the research.

Research fee for Monumental / Memorial Inscriptions look ups is UK / Overseas members £5 – UK / Overseas Non Members £8

Pay by Debit / Credit Card or PayPal through our shop, or by Sterling cheque, payable to Dorset Family History Society

If your query takes more than 1 hour we will contact you for instructions to continue and give an estimate of the further costs involved.

  • Please provide an e-mail address if possible, so that we can quickly deal with any queries
  • Members, please quote your membership number in all correspondence