Bedfordshire Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  




Project 9: England—Bedfordshire

Explore research in Bedfordshire.



(England)



         Search:

Goal 1: Learn about Bedfordshire research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Bedfordshire ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Bedfordshire.
    FS Wiki: Bedfordshire England Genealogy
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Bedfordshire site.
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Bedfordshire research.








Goal 2: Learn about Bedfordshire archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Bedfordshire archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Bedfordshire archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Bedfordshire Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Bedfordshire site.
  3. Search the Genealogia Bedfordiensis archive site for records for the landed gentry, 1538-1700.
  4. Explore the Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service site for research links.
  5. Search for free online books on Bedfordshire research on the FamilySearch site.



Goal 3: Learn about Bedfordshire civil registration, vital, and census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Bedfordshire civil registration and vital records.

  1. Explore Bedfordshire civil registration on the AllEnglishRecords site.
  2. Explore links for Bedfordshire vital records (BMD) on the UK BMD site.
  3. Explore links for marriage records on the StevenGibbs site for Bedfordshire.
  4. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Bedfordshire census records.

  1. Explore Bedfordshire parish census records on the Bedfordshire Archives site.
  2. Explore Bedfordshire census records on the AllEnglishRecords site.
  3. Search for Bedfordshire census records in the Bedford Census Surnames Index in FamilySearch.


Goal 4: Learn about Bedfordshire church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Bedfordshire church records.

  1. Get an overview of Bedfordshire church records in this article.
    FS—Bedfordshire Church Records
  2. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Bedfordshire.
  3. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Bedfordshire site.
  4. Browse the Anglican parish registers for Bedfordshire.

B. Explore Bedfordshire cemetery records.

  1. Explore Bedfordshire cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Bedfordshire Cemetery Records
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Bedfordshire probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Bedfordshire probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Bedfordshire probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Bedfordshire Probate Records
  2. Learn more about probate records on the GenUKI Bedfordshire site.
  3. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.


Goal 6: Learn about Bedfordshire maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Bedfordshire maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Bedfordshire maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Bedfordshire Probate Records
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Bedfordshire maps.
  3. Explore the gazetteers link on the GenUKI Bedfordshire site.
  4. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.




Goal 7: Learn about Bedfordshire newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Bedfordshire newspapers.

  1. Search Bedfordshire newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  2. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Bedfordshire site.


Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Bedfordshire research.

  1. Learn about Bedfordshire websites in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Bedfordshire Websites
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 9: Search records from Bedfordshire.


Choices:

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.


Goal 10: Get help with your Bedfordshire research.


Choices:

A. Join a mailing list or message board for Bedfordshire research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Bedfordshire research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Bedfordshire research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Bedfordshire research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

B. Learn about Bedfordshire genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Bedfordshire in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Bedfordshire Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Bedfordshire site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.