Bath Record Office will be closed from Thursday 19 March until further notice, in line with the latest advice from Public Health England. Keep following us for updates and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Please read here for more information.

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A page from a Quarter Sessions register, showing a sentence of transportation

Bath Ancestors

We currently cannot process any orders via the Bath Ancestors website until further notice.

The database covers the years 1603-1990, and contains information taken from original records held by the Record Office. The records have been indexed and transcribed by volunteers over many years, and we are very pleased that - through the efforts of Simon Caldwell, another volunteer - we have been able to make the results of their hard work available online through the Bath Ancestors database.

The database includes brief information taken from the original sources, usually enough to enable you to identify individuals, although in some cases the information in the original is itself very limited. The original document will often contain further information - if you find relevant records on the database, you can order copies for a small charge:

Bath Ancestors charges

Up to 3 digital images or 6 photcopies (includes admin fee and UK postage) £7-50               
Each additional digital image £2-00
Each additional photocopy 30p

 Additional charge for overseas postage 

The most recent sources added to the database are a fascinating Victorian Prisoners' Portrait Book, and Bath Soldiers Who Died in the Great War.

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