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Local and Family History
at Ampthill Library

Local and Family History A - Z > By Library
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Free access in the library to 'Ancestry Library Edition', a web site that has a huge range of resources for family historians. For details, see the top of Local and family history A-Z page
  • Ampthill Video Archive 
    A video record of all the major events which took place in Ampthill to mark the Millennium. There are 138 separate films, including flashbacks to earlier times. A DVD of the highlights was produced in 2011.
  • Books
    A selection of books on family history, on Ampthill and the immediate vicinity, and books on Bedfordshire, including:

    Remembering Ampthill station, by Leonora Cottrell
    Ampthill parish church, by Andrew Underwood
    Ampthill in old picture postcards
    Ampthill in old picture postcards 2
    Home rule for Ampthill, by Andrew Underwood
    Around Ampthill, by Andrew Underwood

    For further details please see the library catalogue
  • Census records
    Free access to census records 1841- 1911 on 'Ancestry Library Edition' web site
  • Council papers
    Agendas and minutes of Ampthill Town Council (filed for one year)
  • Magazines
    Bedfordshire magazine, volumes 1- 20
  • Maps
    Current street maps of Bedfordshire towns and villages.
    Current Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer maps of Bedfordshire
  • Newspapers
    Current local newspapers
    British Newspaper Archive
    Times Digital Archive
  • Parish registers
    Transcribed registers in printed volumes:

    Ampthill 1602 - 1812 
    Clophill 1567 - 1812 
    Flitwick 1602 - 1812 
    Harlington 1602 - 1812
    Maulden 1558 - 1812
    Millbrook 1558 - 1812
    Pulloxhill 1553 - 1812
    Tingrith 1572 - 1812
    Westoning 1560 - 1812
  • Telephone Directories
    Telephone directories between 1880 and 1984 are also available on Ancestry which is accessible via the public computers in all libraries.
  • Topic files
    Newspaper cuttings on local people and events
  • Victoria County History
    Bedfordshire volumes

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Page last updated: 6th February 2020