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Local and Family History
at Houghton Regis 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
    Old Houghton Regis: a look at the village around 1900, by Don Lowe
    Royal Houghton: the story of Houghton Regis Bedfordshire, by Pat Lovering

    For further details please see the library catalogue
  • Census records
    Free access to census records 1841- 1911 on 'Ancestry Library Edition' web site
  • Newspapers
    Current local newspapers
    British Newspaper Archive
    Times Digital Archive
  • Parish Registers
    Transcribed parish registers for Houghton Regis for 1538-1812, in printed volumes
  • Photographs
    Folders of local photographs
  • Statistics
    Summary census data for Bedfordshire towns and villages from 1841 to date
    1991 Census Key Statistics Series (Bedfordshire County Council) - County Council Electoral Divisions, District Council Wards, Deprivation in Bedfordshire, Atlas, Town & Parishes
  • 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