The Society was formed in 1977 to encourage the
study of Family History, Genealogy and
Heraldry, primarily within the County of Bedfordshire.
WHY JOIN A FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY?
Many family historians join both their local society and one or more
societies in the areas where
their ancestors lived. You
can attend meetings and join in the activities of your local society.
The society in the area where your ancestors lived can help you with
your research in various ways and help you to contact others who are
tracing the same family as you. If you are just starting out you will
soon find it is not the case that all research can be done on the internet.
It is better to learn how to do it properly and more enjoyable to work
BENEFITS OF JOINING BEDFORDSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
issued four times a year with interesting articles to help
you with your research,
provide information on Bedfordshire and keep you up to date with
A members' pack with useful information to get you started and
to explain how we can help.
Our popular meetings held once a month on a Friday
evening at Mark Rutherford School,
Wentworth Drive, Putnoe, BEDFORD with good quality speakers.
A library with over 1,200 books, together with journals
published by other societies, available
for loan to members at meetings.
A bookstall with publications on family history and Bedfordshire and CDs covering 128 Bedfordshire Parish Registers available at meetings or by post.
A microfiche collection available at meetings and for loan
with a reader between meetings.
Publications making Bedfordshire records
more accessible to all.
Opportunities to get the names you are researching into our
journal, on our website and
published in other forms to help you make contacts
to help your research.
An index search and printout service plus a research service
Visits to the The National Archives and
places of interest.
An opportunity to help with recording memorial inscriptions
or transcribing documents.
you have now decided you would like to join us follow this link for
are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth
Bedford MK41 8PX. Visitors or potential members are welcome. Doors open at 7.00
pm and the speaker usually starts around 7.30 pm.