Our quarterly journal has been published continuously since the Society was formed in 1975. A complete set is available for reference in our Research Room in Bristol.
Each issue aims to keep members up-to-date about events that may be taking place and presents regular features and a range of articles about family history and local history. 'On the Internet' articles (see below) are reproduced on this website in the month of publication and 'My Parish' articles are published 12-18 months after publication in the Journal.
Journals are distributed to members each quarter (June, September, December & March) and members who join part way
through the membership year (which begins in April)
are sent copies of past Journals for that year.
Journal Editor - Penny Walters
BAFHS, c/o Bristol Archives, 'B' Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN. e-mail: email@example.com
Most issues of the Society's Journal contain an article about recent family history developments on the Internet; these are included below so that you can access the sites listed more easily by calling up the articles below and clicking on the links rather than by entering the web address into your browser. However, please note that links in older articles may no longer work.
On the Internet - December 2013
There is a lot to get through in this edition, so the details I can give will be a little briefer than usual.
- Hits: 1821
On the Internet - September 2013
The later nineteenth century is the simplest period to deal with for the family historian. The census shows the family unit, while the GRO records give us the details of individual lives. Ecclesiastical records provide an added source, as do wills, newspapers and military records.
- Hits: 1593
On the Internet - June 2013
We are all aware of Bristol’s role in the slave trade, and that many of the wealthy residents of our area made their fortunes from it. It is less well-known that, when slavery in the British Empire was made illegal in 1833, slave owners were compensated by the government for their loss. Some of the sums received were considerable.
- Hits: 1569
On the Internet - March 2013
Recent issues of the monthly family history magazines have been full of what the websites will be offering new in 2013. I don’t have the benefit of the press releases, so what you read here is what is available now.
- Hits: 1973