Poole Family History Centre, Dorset Genealogy

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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]


Phone: 01202 730646

E-mail: uk_poole@ldsmail.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/828140990599495/

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm and 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Wednesday: now closed on Wednesdays
  • Thursday: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon and 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm
  • NOTE We sometimes close early if no-one is in attendance.
    It is always best to book an appointment to avoid disappointment.

Next open time  

Holiday Schedule for 2015
20th July to 31st August
26th October to 30th October
14th December 2015 to 4th January 2016

Tuesday 5th January 2016

Events[edit | edit source]

These talks are from RootsTech 2015. They each will commence at 7.30pm on the dates listed, in the FamilySearch Centre. All are welcome to attend - FREE admission. __NORICHEDITOR__

Date Title Length Other Resource
Wed 3 June You’ve Mastered the Census, What Next? - Karen Auman 45 min Handout, Powerpoint
Sun 14 June Finding Missing People in your Family Tree - Peggy Johnson
30 min Handout, Powerpoint
Sun 14 June Teaching Family History in your home, class or quorum.
Ideas for a 2 week class (Doctrine & Using the My Family booklet)
Mike Sandberg
45 min Handout, Powerpoint
Wed 24 June RootsTech Keynote – Saturday
Shipley Munsen introduces A J Jacobs from Global Reunion, and Donny Osmond
90 min
Sun 28 June Consultant training – different (people, trees & individual needs)
Todd Jones
45 min Handout, Syllabus, Powerpoint
Sun 28 June Consultant training – using familysearch partners
Craig Miller
60 min Handout
Wed 1 July FamilySearch Indexing: It’s a whole new world - Scott Flinders 60 min Handout
Sun 19 July RootsTech – Family Discovery Day Leadership Training Session
Elder Alan Packer leads discussion (Find / Take / Teach)
45 min
Sun 19 July The Write stuff – leaving a recorded legacy - Valerie Elkins 60 min Handout, Powerpoint
Sun 26 July Map My Ancestors - acovory.com 60 min Handout, Powerpoint
Wed 2 Sep Discover new research opportunities - Mark Olsen of MyHeritage 60 min Handout, Powerpoint
Wed 16 Sep RootsTech – Family Discovery Day Priesthood & Auxiliaries Session 70 min
Sun 27 Sep 6 Steps to choreograph your research across the internet
Janet Hovorka
45 min Handout, Powerpoint
Wed 7 Oct Tracing your British & Irish Roots with FindMyPast - Elaine Collins 60 min
Wed 28 Oct 30 pieces of tech I can’t live without - D Joshua Taylor 60 min
Wed 4 Nov Bring Your Ancestor Back to the Future - Anne Leishman 45 min
Wed 25 Nov Finding the Living among the dead
using the internet to find your living cousins - Amy Archibald
60 min Handout, Powerpoint
Sun 29 Nov Personal History Triage
How to tell the best 10 stories of your life - Alison Taylor
60 min
Wed 2 Dec RootsTech – Family Discovery Day Closing Session
Elder Bradley introduces Elder Quentin Cook and his family
45 min

Centre Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This centre has the ability to receive an order for any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • If you order a specific film/fiche from the online film ordering website you will be informed if, as your designated FHC we already hold a copy of this film/fiche.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC 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
    Access Newspaper 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           
    Ancestry.com - Instution version
    ArkivDigital Online
    Create your own "Who Do You Think You Are?" story for free
    Find My Past - Instution version
    Fold3.com Previously known as Footnote.com
    The Genealogist
    Heritage Quest Online
    Historic Map Works -  Library Edition
    MyHeritage - Library Edition
    Paper Trail
    Proquest Obnituary Listings
    Puzzilla.org - Premium Service
    World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 4 computers
  • 1 networked printer/scanner/copier (monochrome)
  • 1 digital copy scanner/reader for film or fiche
  • 2 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 1 flat bed scanner for books or single page documents

All these items are free to use, however please phone ahead of time to book equipment to avoid disappointment.