Winterborne Zelston, Dorset Genealogy

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Winterborne Zelston

Guide to Winterborne Zelston, Dorset ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Winterborne Zelston, Dorset
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Rushmore
County Dorset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Blandford
Registration District Blandford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1548
Bishop's Transcripts: 1731
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Whitchurch
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset
Location of Archive
Dorset History Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WINTERBORNE-ZELSTON (St. Mary), a parish in Blandford district, Dorset; 3¼ miles WSW of Bailey-Gate railway station, and 6 S by E of Blandford. Here is a place of worship for Primitive Methodists.[1].

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Winterborne Zelston Online Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1540
1540
1540
Images
1540-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1906 Ancestry[3] 1813-1889 Ancestry[4] 1813-1999 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1731-1880 Ancestry[6]

Winterborne Zelston parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[7]
Winterborne Zelston Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG
1732-1839

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Dorset Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1848. Date accessed: 12 July 2013.
  2. Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  3. Dorset, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  4. Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  5. Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  6. 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,' British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed., hosted at Genoot, accessed 14 April 2012.
  7. 'Dorset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 10 January 2014.