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Biggleswade 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
  • Books
    Books about Biggleswade and Bedfordshire. For further details please see the library catalogue
  • Burial and cemetery records
    A survey of St. James churchyard, Blunham, 1978
    An index of burials in Biggleswade churchyard and cemetery 1813-1942
    A survey of All Saints churchyard Sutton, 1981
    National Burial Index on CD-ROM
  • Census records
    Free access to census records 1841- 1911 on 'Ancestry Library Edition' web site

    1891 census records on microfiche covering Arlesey, Astwick, Biggleswade, Biggleswade workhouse, Campton, Chicksands, Clifton, Edworth, Henlow, Langford, Meppershall, Old Warden, Shefford, Southill, Stotfold, Stotfold Asylum, Stondon (Upper)
    1901 Bedfordshire Census on microfiche
  • Council papers
    Biggleswade Town Council Minutes 1974-1980
  • County guides and directories
    Bedfordshire Directory 1830, 1839, 1850
    Craven & Co Commercial Directory of Bedfordshire 1854
    Kelly's Post Office Trades Directory of Bedfordshire 1847 on CD-ROM
    Kelly's Directory of Bedfordshire 1885, 1894, 1920, 1924
    Post Office Directory of Bedfordshire 1869
  • Highway Board minutes
    Highway Board minutes for Biggleswade 1863-1869, 1870-1881 and 1881-1895 on microfiche
  • Photographs and prints
    A collection of photographs and prints of Biggleswade
  • International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.)
    The 1988 edition of the I.G.I. for England on microfiche
  • Magazines and journals
    Bedfordshire County Life magazine 1998 (summer) to date (some issues missing)
    Bedfordshire Magazine vols 1-20, plus index
    Biggleswade History Society newsletter 1985 (May) to date (no issues for 2002)
    The Terrier (Journal of Mid Bedfordshire District vol. 1( May 1974) to vol. 39 (Dec 1990) (vols 32-34, 36-37 missing)
  • Maps
    Historical 19th and 20th century maps, some town centre maps showing individual buildings and their uses, recent maps of the local area (scale 1:10000)
  • Newspapers
    Biggleswade Chronicle 1891 (Oct) to date, on microfiche, (years 1967-June 1990 also in bound volumes)
    British Newspaper Archive
    Times Digital Archive
  • Parish registers
    On microfiche from 1812-1982 and a selection of transcribed registers from 1538 to 1812
    Surname index to Bedfordshire parish registers on CD-ROM
    The library also has records of Methodist baptisms from 1838-1975
  • Poor Law Union minutes
    Biggleswade Poor Law Union Minute Book 1837 - 1841 on microfiche
  • Telephone Directories
    Telephone directories between 1880 and 1984 are also available on Ancestry which is accessible via the public computers in all libraries.
  • Victoria County History of Bedfordshire
    Volumes I, II & III, plus index

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Page last updated: 6th February 2020