Treetops Centre

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Stanley House Research Area Sales Area Library

Our Research Centre is OPEN TO ANYONE with either Dorset or non Dorset ancestors for you to conduct your own research in our Research material

Opening times for enquiries and personal research are:-

  • Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 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)