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Bedfordshire Genealogy

 
Description

"BEDFORDSHIRE, or BEDS, an inland county; bounded on the NW by Northampton, on the NE by Huntingdon, on the E by Cambridge, on the SE and the S by Herts, and on the SW and W by Bucks. Its length southward is 35 miles; its greatest breadth, 22� miles; its circuit, about 145 miles; and its area 295,582 acres. The general aspect is diversified and pleasing." from Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9

Genuki - Bedfordshire
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
 
Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire
Bedfordshire GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
 
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service Bedfordshire Libraries Virtual Library Service
Bedfordshire Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Bedfordshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web




Bedfordshire Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source records of ancestors:
 
Directories
huge resource by University of Leicester; of local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919
Parish and Probate Records
over 44,700 genealogy records from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s
Surname Lists
provides surnames being researched and email address of researcher
England & Wales BMDs
search over 40 million England & Wales free B,M&Ds
Message Boards
post and read about Bedfordshire genealogy with other researchers
Cemeteries

Parish Registers

free internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records,
which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire war memorials and rolls of honour
 
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK  records in over 60 individual databases
Censuses
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers
 
 
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