Bedfordshire Family History Society

PO Box 214, Bedford MK41 8WB
Patron: Dr Colin R Chapman MA, CEng, CSci, CChem, FEI, FNucI, FRSC, FRSH, FSG
President: Pamela Birch
Registered Charity Number 281677

Bedfordshire Family History Society Needs YOU


Do you have ancestors in Bedfordshire? We want you!



Membership is a mere £8 a year* which gets you 4 journals packed with interesting articles.
Up to 11 family history related talks available online for a limited period.
Access to the Members' Portal which includes Journals from other societies, Funeral record, Memorial Inscriptions, and back copies of our own journal.
Volunteers from the area with local knowledge.
How do you pronounce Flitwick or Thurleigh?
Are my ancestors in the Poor Law records?

Click here to Join Us
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Next Meeting

Details of our Next Meetings please click here.
Zoom links for hybrid meeting can be found in the Members' Portal.


Past Meetings

Videos of past talks in the Members' Portal.

Not A Member? You are missing out!

Here's what members get for free in our Members' Portal - Funeral directors' records, Clophill Archive, Clapham Church MIs and Cherry Family history, plus copies of Bedfordshire and other FH society journals, invitations for and videos of monthly meetings, library listing and AGM documents. Click here for more information


Funeral Directors Records

This is an ongoing project and we have digitally copied ledgers from the following Funeral Directors in Bedfordshire. T & E Neville LTD of Luton, A L & G Abbotts Ltd and John Saunders and Son of Luton . Click here for more information


Bedfordshire Wills Books 1-4 from 1531-1552

Now available for download. View the index of each book for free. More information here. 

Pre-1852 Surnames Index to Bedfordshire Parish Registers

This index has been on CD but is now available FREE of charge in PDF format by clicking here.


Accessing Poor Law Records in Bedfordshire

Poor Law records are an invaluable source .........Click here for more information



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Postal & Online Shops

For details of Books, CDs, Downloads and additional goods click on Bookstall & Downloads and Publications

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Brian Payne