Bedfordshire is a county of England, United Kingdom.

The county, often abbreviated as 'Beds', has been home to a number of my paternal ancestors for at least 200 years. Amongst these, my longest resident ancestors have been the Hale family, who are documented as living in the county since at least 1680s.

Bedfordshire borders a number of counties in which my ancestors lived, including from the East: Huntingdonshire (pre-1974), Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire.

The Chapman Code for Bedfordshire is BDF.

Ancestral Locations in Bedfordshire

Researching families in Cambridgeshire

The bulk of the parish records for Cambridgeshire are stored at the Bedfordshire County Record Office.

The Bedfordshire Family History Society are active and provide a wide range of transcribed records and research materials to help anyone researching in Bedfordshire parishes.

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