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Telephone Directories

Local and family history A-Z
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  • The main back-file of telephone directories is at Bedford Central Library. For details, see 'Telephone directories' atLocal and family history by library > Bedford Central Library
  • For information on current telephone directories, see Telephone numbers in the Information and Reference section
  • British telephone directories from 1880 - 1984 are being added in batches to the Ancestry web site. You can search these records free on Ancestry Library Edition at any Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire library
  • To log in to Ancestry Library Edition if you are in a Bedfordshire library, see the top of the Local and family history A-Z page
  • The telephone directories are in a database called 'British phone books 1880 - 1984', which is in Ancestry Library Edition's category called 'Schools, directories and church histories'
  • For help to find this category on Ancestry Library Edition, see 'Ancestry Library Edition' at WebLinks > Family History > General

Page last updated: 1st January 2022