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The 1925 to 1927 Rating Valuation Maps

We have scanned in and made available online our 1925-1927 rating valuation maps [ref: DV2] and you can access them and learn more about this important collection here.

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We have had some of our original documents digitised by the two leading family history websites.  You can have free access to these records at the Archives Service or possibly via your local library service if they have a corporate subscription to either Ancestry or Find My Past.

Land Tax records at Ancestry 

Valuation Records at Ancestry

Petty Sessions records at Ancestry

Electoral Registers 1832-1986 at Ancestry

Pre-1914 School Logbooks & Admission Registers at Find My Past


Gaol Registers 

Levi Welch [QGV10-4-150]

Our online database is a transcript of the surviving registers for Bedford Gaol and House of Correction.  The database currently covers 1770-1904 and new records are added each month. Only 172 of the 45,000 entries in the registers included photographs.  Please note that recent versions of Internet Explorer will not work with the database and searches will return no results. If this happens please use an alternative browser.