Bristol & Avon
Family History Society

Family history for the former county of Avon. Award winning journals, meetings open to all, and regular research sessions with helpful volunteers.

Our online


& Events

July 29, 2020

New website

Welcome to our new website. We’ve listened to our BAFHS members and we’ve tried to make it clean, functional, not too fussy and easy to navigate. Much of our data is split between two areas – Databases which are generally searchable, and Resources including guides, My Parish articles, links to other sites and more. There’s a section on the Society Journal including a full set of On The Internet articles, plus pages on Meetings, Projects, the Research Room and more. We’ve included a clear drop-down menu inviting visitors to support us in different ways. And most importantly, we now have our own shop with all the features you’d expect from an online sales facility including a secure, widely used payment process. Please have a look around while you’re here. It would be great if you’d give us feedback, good or bad, so that we can improve things where possible. You can always contact us from the link in the footer below. You’ll know which option to choose when you get to the contact form. Thanks again for visiting.
May 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Our public meetings have been cancelled for the next few months and the Society’s AGM, originally scheduled for June, will be rearranged. Our September Journal is currently in production and we hope it will be with members as near to the normal time as possible, obviously subject to external factors outside our control.

Build your bridge
to the past with BAFHS

Formed in 1975, the Bristol & Avon Family History Society supports contact between members with regular meetings and a quarterly Journal. We assist members with problems encountered during research work.  The society promotes and encourages the public study of family history, genealogy and associated interests. Like most other family history societies, BAFHS is run by enthusiastic volunteers.