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 20, 2020

Book Fair for Christmas

With Christmas on the horizon the Society would like to offer members the chance to buy their gifts from the comfort of their own home and so we are adding a number of new book titles to our current range:-

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 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:

February 8, 2018

New burial index – Bunhill Fields, Bristol

Bunhill Fields (Redcross Street, Bristol) Burial Ground Registers 1805-1880
Perform an internet search for “Bunhill Fields” and you are likely see results for the Burial Ground in the London Borough of Islington. However, there is also a Burial Ground of the same name in Redcross Street, Bristol (now the site of St Matthias Public Park). Two recently discovered registers for the Bristol Bunhill Fields Burial Ground have been transcribed and published by our project team and are now available as a downloadable PDF file priced at £5. For further details or to purchase, please visit our shop.


August 11, 2017

New Bristol Burials Index

An index of Bristol municipal burial registers covering Greenbank cemetery (1871 – 1991) was published by BAFHS in 2014 and is available from our website either as a CD or by download.