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The Dorsetshire CD 2.1
The Dorsetshire CD

This CD contains fully searchable transcriptions in XHTML format of material collected or created in the course of my own family history research over more than ten years. Unlike most publishers, all content on these CDs has been transcribed and proof-read by hand to reduce the number of typographical errors and legibility problems commonly found when using scanned images in PDF files. Errors in the original works have been kept but annotated with corrections, and many additional annotations containing background information have been added. Placing the mouse over the highlighted text will display any corrections or annotations. Cross-linking has been added to place names where appropriate to simplify navigation.

Reviews of version 2.0

The CD was listed in Your Family Tree issue 100 (March 2011) in their Top 100 Family History Resources, and described as Superb examples of county-based resources.

...another indispensable purchase for genealogists interested in the county.
 Your Family Tree, issue 89 (Spring 2010).

This CD will be of use to both genealogists and local historians interested in Dorset. The inclusion of trade directories covering 1811 to 1931 may mean you are able to follow three or more generations of a family business. Version 2.1 contains over twelve times as much data as version 1.0, including:

Orders: send a cheque made payable to K.R. Smith for £16 (includes £1 p&p) to:
K.R. Smith, 24 Lime Road, Oxford OX2 9EG, UK,
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