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.

October 11, 2020

Research enquiries

While the Research Room is still closed until further notice, our society volunteers are keen to help you with any research enquiries you may have. To get in touch with us, please use our Contact form and select Research from the dropdown list.

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.
May 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Our public meetings have been cancelled for the next few months.
February 28, 2019

Bath Historical Directories

The ‘History of Bath Research Group’ are publishing digitised version of the Bath Directories.  They have been working for the 4 years on this project and launched bathhistoricaldirectories.org.uk in November at one of their meetings, with a total of 15 of the 60 available directories completed.  They are continuing to add directories as they are available. 

March 29, 2018

Members only special deal: Every Ancestor Matters Conference – Bristol

You may already be aware that the “FFHS Every Ancestor Matters Conference” will be held at Bristol Museum’s M Shed on Saturday, 14th April 2018. The normal admission price is £39-50 but Bristol & Avon Family History Society members may attend for the reduced price of £29-50. For more information or to book your place, please click this link specifically for B&AFHS members: