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 and North East Somerset Libraries

Our libraries hold a wide range of books on local and family history to browse and borrow. Search our collections via the online catalogue. You can also use our library computers to research local and family history online.
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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