Gillingham Local History Society regrets that it cannot undertake family history research. However, we are happy to hear about your queries just in case we can point you in the right direction.
We are happy to post your enquiries on this page. Please email us at
Should you accompany your enquiry with a photo then please furnish as much detail as possible. Each enquiry should be headed in the following format - MuseumWebsiteFamilyHistoryName ...........................note that Name = the main family name you are interested in.
We will not divulge your email address, address or phone numbers to any respondents but will simply forward replies to you.
Some recent enquiries have led to some interesting stories. See the query relating to Penfold in the May edition of the Gillingham Historian.
You may find it useful to consult the Dorset Online Parish Clerks website -