Bere Regis Parish Magazines Archive

Surviving Parish records in the form of churchwarden's and overseers' accounts cover a good deal of the 17th and 18th centuries, but there is a surprising lack of such documents for the 19th century. On the other hand the 19th and early 20th centuries are well covered by the ten-yearly census returns, various trade directories, tithe and Ordnance maps and last but not least the Parish Magazine which made its first appearance in February 1887.

We have digitised every single available Parish Magazine since the very first one published in February 1887. Look at the table below before you look in the Archive at the bottom of the page, as it will show you the magazines that are still missing.

I would like to thank the following people for helping me create this Archive; Alison & Paul Bennett, John England, Lynn Fancy, Martin Lys, John Pitfield & the Dorset History Centre.

Total Magazines published (As of March 2017)
1,287
Total Magazines currently missing
34
Total Magazines digitised
1,253
% Total Magazines that are digitised
97%

All the Magazines have been digitised, except the ones below

Year
 
1912
June missing
1915
November missing
1922
April, August & September missing
1947
Whole year missing    
1948
Whole year missing except May & November
1949
Jan, Feb, March, May, June & July missing
1950 April missing

They are all in PDF format, so please allow some time for them to download, when you click on them. First, select a decade from the list below...

 

1880s

 

1890s

 

1900s

 

1910s

 

1920s

 

1930s

 

1940s

 

1950s

 

1960s

 

1970s

 

1980s

 

1990s

 

2000s

 

2010s

 

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