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.
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.
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.
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.
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.