Bedfordshire Family History Society

Bedfordshire FHS:


Bedfordshire FHS
PO Box 214
MK42 9RX

Meeting Room (Monthly Meetings):

Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive
MK41 8PX



Bedfordshire Family History Society was formed in 1977.

The aims of the Society are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy and family history and to help people wishing to research their genealogy and have connections with Bedfordshire.

A map showing parishes in Bedfordshire is accessible on the site. 

A database of names of strays, which is those people from Bedfordshire found in records in other places, is also accessible.

Many interesting items of local interest are available, which incorporate photographs of Bedfordshire Churches and Villages and War Memorials.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1851 Census Indexes
  • Back Copies of their Journal: Volumes 1-19
  • Bedfordshire Heritage Tea Towels
  • Bedfordshire Surname Index to Parish Registers (Baptisms and Burials to 1851 and Marriages to 1837)
  • Bedfordshire Wills 1531-1539, 1537-1545, 1543-1547, 1547-1552 (includes peculiars of Biggleswade and Leighton Buzzard 1537-1558)
  • BFHS Members Handbook
  • Cemetery Transcriptions

Publications available for sale also include:

  • Marriage Licences 1578-1618, 1747-1890, 1791-1812, 1813-1848, 1848-1885
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Nonconformist Register Transcriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Poor Law Papers 1622-1834 (Index)
  • Tracing Ancestors in Bedfordshire - Colin R Chapman

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