Talking to fellow genealogists I have found that a recurring topic is that it is getting harder to keep up with what is available for a specific county. I thought I might do an occasional posting about what I have found for a particular county. I won’t include the GRO Indexes, Census or other country wide material. Of course the moment I post it online it will be incomplete, but hey it’s better than nothing
- Register of Marriage Licences, 1747-1790
- Wilstead – Parish Registers of Wilstead, 1593-1812
- Suffolk Green Books, Subsidy Lists, 1309-1332
- The Orlebar chronicles in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, 1553-1733, or, The children of the manor house and their posterity. London: Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1930.
- The history of a Bedfordshire family : being a history of the Crawleys of Nether Crawley, Stockwood, Thurleigh, and Yelden in the county of Bedford. London: A. Rivers, 1911.
- The Visitations of Bedfordshire, Annis Domini 1566, 1582, and 1634
- Pedigree of Acworth of Bedfordshire, etc. : together with some notes on the genealogy.
- Some records prior to 1700 of White of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire and a few of other English shires : with incidental records of more than 80 other families, specially indexed. Printed by Allen, Lane & Scott, 1945.
I have to say that trying to find out which parishes are included in the online parish registers on Find My Past is almost impossible !!! Hope someone from FMP reads this and does something about it !!
Bedfordshire Burial Index – 159 parishes, 355,503 entries.
The Bedfordshire Family History Society has CD & fiche of Bedfordshire parish registers and a whole lot more for sale from their website. The county is unique in that all pre 1812 registers have been transcribed.
Bedfordshire Gaol Register 1801 – 1879 online.
65% of the holdings are on their online catalogue. The entries are quite detailed so can be very useful without purchasing a copy of the actual document.
Online listing of Bedfordshire pubs with photos & histories.
100% coverage on the IGI
According to my Phillimore Atlas & Index there is 100% coverage for the old IGI, whether that is correct for the new family search I can’t say, but I suspect that many of the parishes will have been taken across.
Hope some of you have found this helpful.