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Links to other organisations

The following organisations are all good sites for researchers wishing to pursue material not held by Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service or to learn more about archive related subjects.

Archive services

Local history organisations


Other useful sites


Family history

Guide to Genealogy in England

General Register Office - with details of how to order Civil Registration Certificates

GENUKI - details of where to find genealogical records in the uk

Familysearch - includes the International Genalogical Index and 1881 Census

Freebmd - Searchable GRO index of Civil Registration Records

Freecen - Searchable Census returns

Society of Genealogists

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Searchable index of armed forces personnel killed in both World Wars
Historical Directories - Directories listing residents and tradespeople
History at Home - a guide to US genealogy found for us by After School care Programs 

Payable family history websites

Find My Past - Digitised copies of the GRO indexes, censuses and other records - pay per view

1901 Census - free search - pay per view to see original returns and full transcripts
1911 Census - pay per view

Ancestry - includes  census and Pallot's Marriage Index - subscription required

Federation of Family History Societies - includes data from FHS across the UK - pay per view

Scotlands People - includes civil registration records, parish registers and census returns - pay per view

Origins - pay per view records for England, Scotland and Ireland

National Archivist - records at the National Archives - pay per view

Documents Online - Pay per view digital images of records held at the National Archives including wills and some military records