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.

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& Events

June 8, 2021

New history website

A new website has been launched which brings together the life’s work of local historian DP Lindegaard. She has been researching local social history for nearly 50 years. During this time she has collected information on a wide range of people living and working in the West Country including miners, ethnic minorities, petty criminals, sailors, Tommies, benefactors, brassmakers and many more.

May 25, 2021

Reopening of Research Room and Bristol Archives

The BAFHS Research Room has now reopened, but with changed hours and prior booking required because of the present circumstances. Go to the Research Room page for full details.

May 10, 2021

New books on Bath in our shop

We have now added three new titles on Bath:

February 20, 2021

BAFHS Fair cancelled

Because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the staging of public events, the BAFHS committee has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Family History Fair scheduled for September 2021.  Further information will be available in due course.


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.