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29-05-2006, 9:47 AM
Hi all,

My bedfordshire names:


Anyone? (mostly Clifton/Campton area)


09-06-2006, 7:56 AM
Hello Lynne, I had a look on BVRI for your names. There are 169 names for Bedfordshire. This is the only one for Clifton.

HARRIS, Arthur
Christening Date: 26 Sep 1880, Clifton, Bedfordshire, England
Father: John HARRIS, Mother:Mary
FHL Film Dates:

And 1 family of Heathfields.

HEATHFIELD, Frederick Charles, B:1883, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Fa:James HEATHFIELD, Mo: Louis_
HEATHFIELD, George, B:1885Bedford, Bedfordshire
Fa:James HEATHFIELD, Mo: Louis_
HEATHFIELD, William, B:1887 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Fa:James HEATHFIELD, Mo: Louis_
HEATHFIELD, Arthur, B:1890 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Fa:James HEATHFIELD, Mo: Louis_

124 Odells in Bedfordshire but only this 1 in Clifton.

ODELL, Ada Elizabeth, Christening Date:11 Jan 1885, Clifton, Bedfordshire,
Father:Arthur William ODELL, Mother: Hannah Jane

And 4 Burnage in Clifton.

BURNAGE, Lewis Charles,Chr 1882, Clifton, Bedfordshire
Fa:James BURNAGE, Mo:Anna
BURNAGE, Mansell Joseph,Chr 1884Clifton, Bedfordshire
Fa:James BURNAGE, Mo:Hannah
BURNAGE, George Robert Chr 1885Clifton, Bedfordshire
Fa:James BURNAGE, Mo:Anna

BURNAGE, Amelia Chr 1883Clifton, Bedfordshire
Fa:George BURNAGE, Mo: Emma

So far I have only looked at births - not marriages. If you need more info you will need to post some 1st names & dates.

Kind Regards
Peter Euston

09-06-2006, 10:19 AM
Hi Peter,

Thanks for that. How does the BVRI work?

To give exact names, i know (well, from census) that Walter BURNAGE was born 1866 in Clifton, but the vital records seem to have missed that?

And how does one gain access to the BVRI? :o)


09-06-2006, 11:51 AM
Hello Lynne, the BVRI 2nd edition is a set of 16 genealogical CDs available from Latter Day Saints. Their website can be found at www.familysearch.org and BVRI & other CDs are available for sale.

I looked for George but he was not listed. I also looked on LDS and found George & family in the 1881 census.

William BURNAGE Head M 63 Clifton, Bedford, Agl Lab
Mary BURNAGE Wife M 47 Clifton, Bedford, Straw Plaiter
George BURNAGE Son 15 Clifton, Bedford, England Agl Lab
John Henry BURNAGE Son 15 Clifton, Bedford, Agl Lab

On Internation Genealogical Index (a part of LDS on Familysearch.org) it shows Georges parents as William and Mary both B:c1818. They married in Clifton in 1865.

I hope I haven't confused you too much.
Kind Regards
Peter Euston

Peter Goodey
09-06-2006, 2:31 PM
1. BVRI - if you're in the UK and you want to buy it (although it's widely available in libraries and repositories of a genealogical nature), order it from the address in Birmingham, not from the USA.

2. You've probably gathered that Bedfordshire enjoys the great advantage of all the pre-1812 parish registers having been transcribed. Having myself spent a day yesterday concentrating on Bedfordshire stuff, I can assure you that it does speed things up tremendously. Most if not all of these transcriptions have been picked up by the IGI which is also a great help.

3. It follows from this that most (not all) of the BVRI is non-conformist or post-1812 C of E events. As usual - caveat emptor etc - check the coverage before buying!

09-06-2006, 3:55 PM
Hi Peter,

I didn't know about the registers. Where would one find a copy or copies? (The more i do this, the stupider i feel!)

I would imagine the BVRI will still be worth it. Hah. And i actually HAVE it. that *is* stupid. (somebody bought it for me a while ago, and i have only just started re-looking at my family).


Peter Goodey
09-06-2006, 5:05 PM
"I didn't know about the registers. Where would one find a copy or copies?"

I don't know where you are so will have to give a general purpose reply.

Bedfordshire Records Office, obviously.
The Society of Genealogists have copies of most if not all.
The Mormons may have them on film - check the catalogue.
You may be able to buy copies from Bedfordshire Family History Society.

For the original records, try the first three in the list.

10-06-2006, 12:41 AM
Hello Lynne,
I'm glad you found something useful. You are certainly not on your own with the feeling of "novice" but I assure you we all started from exactly where you are. The next challenge will be to learn how to ask the "right questions" of the CDs. This can take lateral thinking so don't give up easily.

Kind Regards
Peter Euston

28-03-2007, 10:48 PM
Hi Lynne,

I noticed you have ODELL as one of your Beds. research names. I am looking for info re ANN ODELL b 1768 married to JOHN THOMPSON b1766. They may be the parents of William who married Mary Golding.?

If you recognise these names i'd be pleased to hear from you.

Stella aka Ella.

20-05-2007, 9:08 AM

you're too early for me I'm afraid!

My earliest Odell is Thomas c1810-1870. He married Elizabeth Brice.