St George’s Centre, Reforne, Portland, Dorset DT5 2AN Registered Charity Number 283881
01305 823406 firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in the history of Portland
Families or Places?
We can help you discover more
The Study Centre was set up to provide a base to aid research into the vast history of Portland. We provide a large archive of original and facsimile documents and photographs.
The Study Centre is run by volunteers and self-
Email enquiries to : email@example.com
Open Monday & Thursday mornings 10.30 to 12.30.
The following items are available for researchers to consult at the Study Centre:
Portland Historic Sources CD (Also on sale at the Centre for £15)
This CD is a must for all those with an interest in Portland. Produced by the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society, and contains, Parish Registers, Poll Books, Census records for 1841, 51, 61 & 71, Prison Records, Shipwreck reports and much more including reconstructed Portland Families.
The complete set of Portland parish registers on microfilm
Portland Tithe map 1842 and the tithe apportionments for 1842, 1898/9, 1912
1500+ photos in our database
Plans of St George’s churchyard and cemetery
Portland cuttings taken from the Dorset Echo from 1984 to 2009
Dorset Year Book from 1935 to 2012
Kelly’s Directories; and books, magazines and leaflets on Portland history
Family trees and wills, including Comben, Stone, Flann
Censuses 1841 -
The following searchable databases are available on computer
An index of all articles in the Free Portland News since 1978
An index to graves in St George’s Churchyard
An index to Portland’s War magazines
A list of public houses and the landlords
An index to the tithe map
Publications for sale -