Version 3 of this comprehensive set of records for Portland has now been released. The CD is a most valuable resource for anyone with Portland ancestors.
The main additions for this new release are:
Transcripts of census records for 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911.
Parish registers for St Peter’s, The Grove, [Christenings (1870-1906) & Marriages (1873-1918)], Our Lady & St Andrew RC Church, The Grove, [Christenings (1866-1870) & Marriages (1884)] and the Independent Chapel, Chesil, [Christenings (1829-1837)].
Churchwardens accounts for St George’s (1723-1780) and St John’s (1859-1919).
Portland Cemetery MIs.
St John’s Pew Rent Book (1845-1875) and Vestry Minute Book (1868-1918).
Postholders: Parish Clerk, Sexton, Way-Wardens, Land Tax Assessors & Collectors, Vicars of St Peter’s, Prison and Naval Chaplains, and clergy of other denominations. Other similar lists have been extended.
Also includes the following, which were included on version 2 of the CD:
Portland - Christenings (1630-1841), Marriages (1591-1837), Burials (1564-1849).
St George’s - Christenings (1842-1893), Marriages (1837-1891), Burials (1849-1935).
St John’s - Christenings (1840-1903), Marriages (1841-1886), Burials (1841-1929).
Methodist - Christenings (1796-1971), Marriages (1838-1865), Burials (1818-1861).
Bible Christian - Christenings (1858-1971)
MIs for St Andrew's, St George's, St John’s, Avalanche Church, Underhill Methodists, and the RN and Military Cemetery.
Pollbooks for 1807, 1831, 1841 and 1857.
Census transcriptions for 1841, 1851, 1861, and 1871
and more, plus some reconstructed Portland families.
Supplied by: Somerset & Dorset Family History Society
Product Ref: SAD-593