Bedfordshire Family History Society

PO Box 214, Bedford MK42 9RX
Patron: Dr Colin R Chapman MA, CEng, CSci, CChem, FEI, FNucI, FRSC, FRSH, FSG
President: Pamela Birch
Registered Charity Number 281677



For details of our Next Meeting please click here


GDPR - June 2018


BFHS Website

To navigate click on the links on the black bar above. The middle ones will drop down and revel other links. The BFHS logo will go back to this page.

Members Portal - January 2019

It is over 3 years since we opened the members only area on our website. In this time the number of pdf Swap journals from other societies has increased from 4 to 22 . Thatís over 100 journals to read. We Swap paper copies of journals with 35 other Societies and these are in our library which is available at our monthly meetings.

Currently 120 members have requested and received a password and taken advantage of hours of pleasure in reading these varied journals.

So what are we looking to add to our Members Portal in the future? We are at the very early stages of indexing Funeral Directors records for the Bedfordshire area. These records give very useful information and can include the person who made the arrangements, burial or cremation, which cemetery, if an obituary and which papers used. It is hoped that the first pages will be launched in May 2019.

If you are a member and have not had a look at our members only page then go to the Members Portal button and fill in the request form. A username and password will be sent to you. You will require your membership number and email address.

If you are not a member but think you may enjoy the journals then why not join us. To do this go to the Membership Details button.

Meeting Room arrangements for Members' Meetings at Mark Rutherford

The society holds monthly Members' Meetings (except in August), usually on the first Friday of the month, at Mark Rutherford School, Bedford MK41 8PX. The meetings are held in the Drama Theatre (turn right as you enter the school gate). The Drama Theatre has tiered seating which gives us ample seating in pleasant surroundings. Our Bookstall and Library are available at members' meetings. The Bookstall carries our own publications, our Parish CDs and a range of second hand books for you to purchase and the Library contains books and other material for members to borrow. Tea and coffee are served at the end of the meeting. Please follow the link, Future Meetings and Events for a list of our Members' Meeting dates.

Postal & Online Shops

parist chestFor details of Books, CDs and additional goods concerning the county of Bedfordshire available from BFHS please click on ‘Society Information’ then ‘Bookstall’ and ‘Publications’ To order - use the order forms in our Publications List. Alternatively you can order through the two online bookshops:


Genfair and The Parish Chest.
The Parish Chest
can be found by following this link.
can also be found by following this link.



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Brian Payne