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The Dorset burial registers cover burials for most parishes in the county of Dorset, and contain over 185,197 records.

Before 1837 there was no civil registration of deaths, so all deaths were registered in the local parish. These parish registers date back to 1538.

Covering 450 years of Dorset history, the records can include useful biographical information such as the full name of the deceased, the date of their death and burial, their age at death, their place of residence and religious denomination.