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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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.

February 4, 2021

Trains ~ Mangotsfield to Bath

We have recently discovered a further stock of this Ian Bishop book which is available in our shop.  Since this item is now out of print, no further copies will be available once our current stock has been sold.

January 9, 2021

Meetings during lockdown

Following a successful trial, we are pleased to announce that further talks will be held via Zoom and made available to members initially.  Please visit the Meetings & Events page for further information.

November 11, 2020

Bristol Archives

In view of current Covid-19 guidelines,  Bristol Archives is able to offer a reduced service until further notice.


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.