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Useful Links

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
Federation of Family History Societies

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Searchable index of armed forces personnel killed in both World Wars
Historical Directories - Directories listing residents and tradespeople

Payable family history websites

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

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