Poole England Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Poole Family History Centre serves the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas of South East Dorset.

Centre Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]


  • Address: 8 Mount Road, Parkstone, Poole Dorset England BH14 0QW United Kingdom
  • Access to the centre is via the rear entrance to the building from the car park
  • Location on Map

Phone: 01202 730646

E-mail: uk_poole@familyhistorymail.org
Facebook: Poole Family History Centre

Opening Hours

  • THE CENTRE IS NOW TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as a precaution to help avoid the spread of COVID-19

Events[edit | edit source]

Centre Resources Collections[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This centre no longer has the ability to view films and fiche. These can no longer be ordered from the FamilySearch Catalog. Most films/fiche have been transcribed and made available on-line. If you can't view at home it may be that the original archive has not given authority for viewing outside of family history centres. Most of these can be viewed at a famly history centre.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 

    The following are usually available:-
    19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
    Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
            Research Database, Letters and Diaries, Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera,
            Social & Cultural History,Women & Social Movements in the United States American Ancestors          
    Ancestry.com - Instution version
    ArkivDigital Online FamNet
    Find My Past - Instution version
    Fold3.com Previously known as Footnote.com
    The Genealogist - Gold level Subscription
    MyHeritage - Library Edition Newspaper Archive
    Paper Trail
    Proquest Obnituary Listings
    Puzzilla.org - Premium Service

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 6 computers
  • 1 digital copy scanner printer
  • 1 flat bed scanner for books or single page documents

These items are free to use, however please book ahead of time to reserve equipment to avoid disappointment.