Bitton Families



Picture map of Bristol, Oldland, West Hanham, Bitton and Kanesham and the River Avon.



Alphabetical Listing of Links

Here is list of sites that you may find helpful as you research your families in Bitton and surrounding areas.
Click on the name to open the link. Some have acknowledgements and special thanks.

Archive CD Books (Rod Neep)
Scanned reproductions of old books, census materials, documents and maps on CD
Thanks for the encouragement to use a database (especially sort date).
Although Rod has retired, this page is active and provides links to other locations.

About Bristol
Pictures and information about Bristol and the surrounding areas

All the Cotswolds
Alan Taylor's site of parishes which includes Bitton area locations

Bath Record Office
Some records for Bath & Northeast Somerset are held at this office

BBC TV - Keynsham and the Brass Industry
Web page on the Brass Industry in Keynsham & Saltford
This link isn't working. Does anyone know if it still exist under a different name?

Bishop Books
Books with then and now photographs and social history of Bitton and surrounding areas.
Thanks to Ian S. Bishop for letting us use many photos from these books on our site

Bristol & Avon Family History Society
Website for the BAFHS, which includes Bitton area. A must for you to explore. Be sure to visit the store to see the selection of CDs of Bristol area Births and Marriages.

Changing Face of Bristol
Paul Townsend's site with lots of Bitton-area stories and photos.
See this page for Bitton area information.

Changing Face of Bristol/Bitton records
Page on Paul's site with genealogical records and MIs from Bitton & Oldland, 1786.

Bristol Past
Website of the Fishponds Local History Society.
See this page for a large Map of Kingswood c. 1610 and further information on Kingswood.

Bristol Record Office
Parish records for Bitton and other nearby areas are held at this office

Bristol & District Rootsweb List
Bristol & Somerset Rootsweb List
Gloucestershire Rootsweb List
Mailing lists that include the Bitton area, with many participants local to the areas. This is where many of us first 'met' and continue to share and learn about our ancestors.

Districtweb - Timeline of the Bitton area 1086 to 1899
Website with current & historical information on Bitton and Siston. Also has old pictures of the area.

Dyrham Park, National Trust Property
Formerly estate of William Blathwayt, Sec of State to the Colonies

Family History Research (Geoff Roberts)
Local researcher in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire.
Thanks for all your help finding then turning a jumble of names into families.

Forest of Dean Family History
A site for researchers with ancestors from FOD. It includes a message board and photo gallery. One key project is transcribing parish records (BMDs) from within the forest as well as some from bordering Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Monmouthshire.

Forest Prints
Fine prints from vintage & contemporary photographs, postcards & photochromes of the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, English, Welsh & Irish counties.
Thanks to Ian Thomas for letting us use his Newland Church photo on the site.

A project to provide free internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records from transcribed UK records. As of June 2009, there is significant coverage for our families in Somerset (including parishes that border Bitton, etc.)

Old and interesting maps of England, Wales and Scotland, including images used on this page, and other pages of our site.

Genuki UK & Ireland Homepage
Genealogy reference site of information and area links

Genuki Wills of Gloucester
Will extracts section (including BUSH contributions)

Gloucestershire Family History Society
Website for GLS FHS, which has records for all of Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Record Office
Record office for the county of Gloucestershire

Hidden Heritage (Liz Jack)
Local researcher, primarily in Gloucestershire.
Thanks for all your help and for letting us include your photos.

Hugh Wallis's Genealogical Web Sites
Indexes and batch numbers for easier searching of the IGI
including the IGI Batch Numbers for Gloucestershire

The IGI - International Genealogical Index
Extensive searchable genealogy database compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from parish records.
This is a huge database but note that it does NOT contain all UK parishes, only some.

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society
Many of the photos used on this website are from the archives of the society.
We gratefully acknowledge the source of these photos, which, without the work of the society, would be unlikely to have survived for us to enjoy today.
Current contact for Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society; Mr A J Shore, 9 Princess Close, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2NG Telephone 0117 986 3648

Living Easton
History of Easton area, the Brass Industry (including Baptist Mills, Keynsham & Saltford) and other local history

Medieval Woodcuts Clipart Collection
A website of medieval clipart from various period sources, most notably woodcuts of the 15th & 16th century.
Medieval woodcut images used on this site are courtesy of Medieval Woodcuts Clipart Collection.

Megalithic Mysteries
Part of the Megalithic Portal,
News, articles and photos of ancient stones and prehistoric sites in the uk.
Photos of Stanton Drew Stone Circle, and nearby Stones at The Cove, used on our Stanton Drew page are courtesy of Megalithic Mysteries
Gordon Beavington's census transcriptions and scans available on CD

Nicholas Adams' Genealogy Resources pages
These pages present a variety of genealogy resources including full versions several old directories including Pigot's Directory of Somersetshire c.1844 as well as many old maps. Thank you for letting us use your Keynsham scans on our site.

St Mary's Parish Church, Bitton
The website of St. Mary's Bitton, with information about the church, parish and local community, as well as historical information and some lovely pictures of St. Mary's.

St Mary's Parish Church, Saltford
The website of this beautiful and historic church. Read the stories of the carved memorials, and see the original bible dated 1612, as well as pictures of current church events

Saltford Brass Mill
The only surviving building still with a furnace and working water wheel remaining from a group of eighteenth century mills making brass and copper goods in the Avon Valley between Bristol and Bath.

Somerset Archive and Record Office
Records for the county of Somerset

Somerset Archive and Record Office Guide to Tracing Your Family History in the Somerset Record Office
Topics covered in this useful guide are: Parish Registers; Other Parish Records; Census; Civil Registration; Estate and manorial Records; Diocesan records; Bishop's Transcripts; Marriage Licences; Wills; Education; Books.

Online UK map site

That Be Bristle
Website of the Official Custodians of Bristolian. A dictionary of Bristol dialect, sayings and slang.

Scans of original maps and etchings, CD available
Thanks for letting us use your maps on our SOM and GLS county pages.

Workhouse - the history of workhouses
Peter Higginbotham's website on Workhouses in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

Image at top of page; modified detail from "Gloucestershire, 1695." ( Robert Morden in Camden's Britannia )
Courtesy of GenMaps/Steve Bartrick Antique Prints & Maps



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