The Bedfordshire Family History Society studies Genealogy & Family History in the County of Bedfordshire, England. They have onsite records for members and research services for members at the rate of £10 per hour, in hourly increments. They also have record sets available for purchase (see the GenFair and Parish Chest links below).


Online resources include:


Some onsite records include:

  • Complete Set & Parishes – Ampthill to Billington
  • Parishes – Bletsoe to Cranfield
  • Parishes – Dean to Gravenhurst
  • Parishes – Harlington to Knotting
  • Parishes – Langford to Odell
  • Parishes – Pavenham to Shillington
  • Parishes – Souldrop to Tilbrook
  • Parishes – Tilsworth to Yelden
  • Marriage Licences
  • Non-Conformist Registers
  • 1851 Census Indexes – Books
  • 1851 Census Indexes – Books
  • 1851 Census Indexes – Microfiche
  • 1851 Census Indexes – Microfiche
  • Monumental Inscriptions – Parishes A-L
  • Monumental Inscriptions – Parishes M-Y
  • Local Research Books
  • Parish Records A-Z

[su_heading size=”20″]Membership Benefits and Cost[/su_heading]

Membership Benefits

  • A journal 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 family history.
  • 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 over 350 publications on family history and Bedfordshire, 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 for members.
  • Visits to the Family Records Centre, The National Archives and places of interest.
  • An opportunity to help with recording memorial inscriptions or transcribing documents.

Membership Costs

There are several types of membership, each is from 1st January to 31st December. Those joining during the year will receive back copies of the journal for that year.

Individual Membership, which includes one copy per issue of the journal – £10.00+£2.00*

Family Membership for each additional person at the same address – £1.00

UK/Overseas membership (emailed as pdf) – £8.00+£2.00*

Overseas Membership (Printed – Surface Mail) – £14.00+£2.00*

Overseas Membership USA/Canada (Printed – Airmail) – £18.00+£2.00*

Overseas Membership Australia/New Zealand (Printed – Airmail) – £20.00+£2.00*

*There is a joining fee of £2.00 to cover the cost of the Members’ Pack. This should be included with the subscription for the first year of membership.

[su_heading size=”20″]Online Stores[/su_heading]

The Shop at Genfair

The Shop at Parish Chest



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