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Stanley House Research Area Sales Area Library

Our Research Centre re-opens 19th May 2021  for anyone with either Dorset or non Dorset ancestors for you to conduct your own research in our Research material.  Whilst Covid restrictions remain in place only those with a pre-arranged booking can be admitted (our Sales and Lending Library remain closed and fiche readers are not available).  To book – go to our Contact Us page and select enquiries from the menu.

Opening times for enquiries and personal research are:-

  • Wednesday and Saturday from 10.30am to 2.30 pm.
  • Closed Saturday & Monday of Bank Holiday weekends
  • Personal research outside these times may be possible if booked in advance

Unless stated otherwise on Current News

£3.00 per day

Facilities available

Computers for

  • Internet access to websites including subscriptions to Ancestry UK / Worldwide, Fold3 from Ancestry (military records), The Genealogist, Findmypast and British Newspaper Archives
  • Access to data records on CD

Fiche readers for

  • Parish Register Transcriptions for Dorset
  • Monumental and Memorial Inscription Transcriptions for Dorset
  • Miscellaneous information for other counties (see Research Records)


  • Lending Library
  • Sales Area
  • Friendly one to one help & guidance
  • Tea / Coffee (small charge)
  • Ground level access – using the entrance at the back of the building
  • For Blue Badge parking please contact us before travelling (toilets are not wheelchair accessible)