June 8, 2021

New history website

A new website BristolHistory.co.uk 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.

November 11, 2020

Bristol Archives re-opens

Bristol Archives is now open although a reduced service is available, with public access only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.   Space will be limited, and pre-booking is essential. Please see the Bristol Archives website (https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-archives/) for details.

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.