There are various sources for family history available in Bath that may be of interest to you as you research your ancestors from the area.

Full details of access and opening hours are available on the relevant websites. 

 The Record Office in Bath offers variety of sources that may be of use in your research.  Church records on microfiche, wills and title deeds, registers, school and workhouse records, monumental inscriptions and civic records.  It also offers free access to the Ancestry and Find My Past websites. Further details are available on the Bath Record Office website, including access to the online catalogue.

Bath Central Library

Bath Central Library holds a wide range of material of use to family historians.  Microfiche copies of the local census returns 1841-1901, St Catherine’s House Index to 1950, and the IGI.  Parish records, electoral rolls, Bath directories, and local newspapers since the 18th century are just some of the items that may be of interest.  More details are available on the website.  The collection of books relating to family, and local, history can be searched via the online catalogue.  The Library can also provide online access to several genealogical sources, including Ancestry.
The Council’s Registration Service provides access to the historic records of the civil registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths.  These records are now searchable online at, and can be ordered through the website.  For more information on their services, please see the website.

More information about researching your family tree from the Registration Service.

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