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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bedfordshire Resources

    Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Services where you can also purchase copies of parish registers (up to 1812) and some other bits & pieces in book or microfiche form http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/CommunityAndLiving/ArchivesAndRecordOffice/ArchivesAndRecordOffice.aspx Bedfordshire...

    Started by christanel‎, 29-06-2015 12:09 AM
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  1. Bedfordshire’s Robarts, Stapley and Diemers

    Are you a descendant of Bedfordshire’s Robarts, Stapley or Diemer families? If so, would you like to take part in a piece of historical academic research? In December 1909, Louise Marie Robarts of Potton (Later Louise Marie Stapley after she married in 1911) took a graded music examination in...

    Started by rmpbedford‎, 27-03-2019 7:41 AM
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  2. BARNETT - Surrey/Dorset

    Hi there. I am stuck with a couple of my Barnett ancestors. First one. William Barnett, b.abt 1885, Betchworth, Surrey. Moved to Bedfordshire, had one son, born in Pavenham, Beds, in 1915, Rainald (my grandfather) and then moved to Dorset, and second son, Derrick J, b.1921 in Bridport,...

    Started by Mhilsden‎, 18-10-2008 11:49 PM
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  3. census look-up please

    Hi, I have this family on the 1861 census; John Cox age 50 widower b. Potton, Beds John (son) age 25 b. Potton Mary (daughter-in-law) age 23 b. Sutton Living in King Street, Potton. I'd like to know the name of John's wife, so if someone can go back and check the earlier census I'd be very...

    Started by Angelaj‎, 30-12-2007 6:28 PM
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  4. Thumbs up GEORGE/PAGE Keysoe - 1919

    i would like to hear from any descendants of John George and Jane Page married 1857 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, children were Joseph, Isaac, Louisa, Jacob.

    Started by maebow‎, 17-10-2004 5:54 AM
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  5. Question Any recommended internet resources for Bedfordshire?

    I am researching my HOUSDEN (aka HOWSDEN) ancestors in Bedfordshire, so far mainly Biggleswade. Can anyone recommend any internet resources specific to the area that might help me to a) get back beyond 1871 census and civil BMD registration b) find historical information on the area

    Started by Genevieve‎, 20-01-2005 1:53 PM
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  6. Thomas Rogers 1653-1708 Innkeeper

    Does anyone know anything about Thomas Rogers, father of Rev Benjamin Rogers who wrote the Diary of Benjamin Rogers about life as Rector of Carlton, Bedfordshire, 1720-1771? Also interested in any information on his wife Sarah, possibly nee Gurrey or Gurney.

    Started by snowgarth‎, 03-11-2011 5:39 PM
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  7. St. Francis Home Orphanage for Boys, Shefford

    In the 1891 census my wife's grandfather is shown as "Inmate of Orphanage" in this institution in Bedfordshire aged 12. His father and mother were both alive at the time and both he and they came from Northants. This seems quite odd and while I don't entirely dismiss the idea that I have the...

    Started by tony vines‎, 20-09-2009 11:23 PM
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  8. Ode to WOSSERNAME

    The Lady's name: Louisa. She's 16 years of age. In 1871, that is - upon the Census page. Her Surname: indecipherable. I've tried to make a guess, By searching 1881, (CDs by LDS.) Her place of birth: a Mystery, a part of ancient history. It does not seem to be upon the map. Not in a List, am...

    Started by Frank W‎, 10-07-2005 10:24 AM
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  9. Marriage of John GOODCHILD at Potton 1732

    John GOODCHILD was my 7 x great grandfather. He lived in Ashwell, Hertfordshire and together with his wife Eleanor had 7 children there and died there in 1791. He did not marry in Hertfordshire. There is an extracted record on the IGI of a marriage at Potton on 2 July 1732 of a John GOODCHILD...

    Started by janbooth‎, 30-05-2013 11:36 AM
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  10. Question Stotfold asylum - where were they buried?

    In 1906 my G Grandfather died in the Three Counties Asylum at Stotfold shortly after he was admitted. He does not appear to be buried in his home village in Hertfordshire - does anyone know if the asylum had its own cemetery and whether records still exist? Or were the inhabitants perhaps buried...

    Started by Eanswythe‎, 09-03-2013 8:43 PM
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  11. Question Waldock-Bimson

    My ancestor George Waldock married Sarah Bimson at Southill Beds on 28 Nov 1747. Has anyone traced the Bimson line? Have plenty on the Waldocks but drawn a blank on the Bimson family. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Susan

    Started by Waldock‎, 28-11-2004 10:29 PM
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  12. Ing(e) families

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has a Bedfordshire ancestor sibling who married a person with the Ing(e) name, or any likely variant of that name, or failing that might have noticed an Ing(e) marriage in Bedfordshire. I'm looking for the following four marriages which seemingly didn't occur in...

    Started by Findem‎, 12-11-2012 11:41 PM
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    This is my first posting to this county forum. My husband's maternal family have brought us here in 1750. As it is a relatively small family we decided to try and put together the whole tree, which we think links back to the Gostwick family of Willington, Bedfordshire. We have the parish fiches for...

    Started by Diane R‎, 06-05-2010 9:30 AM
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  14. EDDY; in various spellings!!!

    Hi Just joined today; living now in Southern Switzerland; born in Bedford; and all my ancestors are from the Bedford area! At the moment, Stewkley and Silsoe, but for some strange reason, these are the only 2 parishes which have no records on C.D. from the Bedford Genealogical Society! Does...

    Started by toyotakev‎, 10-07-2012 3:58 PM
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  15. Brickwall Chew

    How to I find the Birth Name and Place of my Great Great Grandmother Fanny Chew born in Bedfordshire in 1833, place looks like Nissom? In the 1891 Census she is widowed and living in Short Heath Staffs? Any help, ideas welcomed bayman

    Started by baymanofkb‎, 24-05-2012 8:54 AM
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  16. Capt Georges Korolkoff

    Hi, I am searching for any information on George Korolkoff. He married my husband's great aunt Cicely 1939. He apparently trained horses. Known as "Mr Korolkoffs Cossack Troupe". He died, 1959 Bedford, where she remarried. Not sure if they had any children. Any help would be greatly...

    Started by greann‎, 26-02-2012 3:33 PM
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  17. Question Bigamy - TOBIN, Hartlepool

    Hi all, new girl here. I'm trying to trace the marriage of my Mum and Father. He was a bit naughty in that when he married my mum he already had a wife in Suez, Egypt! of all places. Anyway, I know he was a bigamist, but whether he committed bigamy by marrying my Mum or some other poor soul isn't...

    Started by bergman93‎, 18-12-2011 1:56 PM
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  18. Smile Trying to Locate Birth

    I hope someone out there can help me. For the last 5 years I have been trying to locate my Great Grandfathers birth but with no luck. According to the 1901 census he was born Alfred Symonds (although his marriage certificate says Simonds) about 1864 in Risley Bedfordshire. According to the...

    Started by wendy lou‎, 11-09-2008 3:19 AM
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  19. Can anyone help with Gt. Barford PR?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has access to the Gt. Barford Parish Records or a wills index and would be willing to do a quick look up for me? I know there is a great site with lots of the PR indexed from about 1813, but wanted to know if the surname TRUSTRUM or TRUSTRAM or similar appears in...

    Started by AnjaliUK‎, 04-12-2011 8:52 PM
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  20. Bedfordshire place ID please

    Hi, my Gt Gt Gf James GURNEY born circa 1795 in Smedley, Beds. I can't find Smedley anywhere. Does it still exist, been misspelt or has it been smothered by a larger town. Any clues appreciated. Thanks, Nick

    Started by njap53‎, 10-11-2011 1:40 PM
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