Bristol and Avon Family History Society

The Bristol & Avon Family History Society was formed in 1975 to encourage the study of family history and genealogy in Bristol and what was then the county of Avon. This includes the southern parishes of Gloucestershire, the northern area of Somerset, and the City of Bath. It has a membership of approximately 1,700.

The Society holds regular meetings at Bristol, Bath and Yate where members can hear a variety of speakers, seek advice, and meet likeminded people. The Society also organises a program of visits to libraries, record offices and other places of interest to the family historian. The Research Room, at the rear of the Bristol Record Office foyer, is open to the general public and has Internet access, as well as other resources on CD, microfiche and in printed format.

The quarterly journal, Journal of the Bristol & Avon Family History Society, enables members at home and further afield to enjoy general articles on family and local history, general genealogical information, events and activities of the society. Similar information is also found on the website including details of their own publications of local records and how to join the Society.