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 - Jane Bambury
19 Harlech Way, Willsbridge, Bristol, BS30 6US.
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 - June 2008
Several people have asked recently if there is any news about progress on the project to scan and transcribe the 1911 census. This work was contracted to the company Scotland Online, which now owns Findmypast.
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On the Internet - March 2008
We start this quarter with a website about the history of Bristol.
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On the Internet - December 2007
One of the gaps in the resources for English family history has been the records of those who were not members of the Church of England. Thanks to an agreement between The National Archives and S & N Genealogy, some of these records are now available online at www.bmdregisters.co.uk.
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On the Internet - September 2007
Some recent additions to the Ancestry website will be invaluable to many of us, and a useful reminder that things are not always what they seem. The first are some documents about transportees to Australia.
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