Barry’s GenSites: Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS)

Posted on Jun 07, 2012

You can search the BLARS online catalog and the site also contains a database of prisoners in Bedford Gaol between 1801 and 1879.  There are also information pages about the many different types of genealogy-related records held by BLARS.  You can view lists of its collection of Church of England, Roman Catholic and Nonconformist church registers, showing the dates covered for each parish. The site also contains nearly 500 pages on 41 Bedfordshire communities.

In 10 years' time, every community in the county should have a short history of all its churches, chapels, schools, mills, public houses and other important buildings.

The website also contains information on "unusual census returns and population lists", and transcriptions of about a dozen of these early lists are available online.

Category:  English County Record Offices

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