Family History and Local History research in BEDFORDSHIRE and surrounding counties

Mr Colin Davison   AGRA member
66 Sudeley Walk Bedford Bedfordshire MK41 8JH tel +44 (0)1234

Welcome to the Davison Research website

I specialise in all types of Bedfordshire research including Family and Local History, House Histories and Manorial Histories.

I also undertake research in the surrounding counties of Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Research in other counties can be arranged through my network of contacts.

I provide a full record transcription or calendar service for those difficult to read documents.

I am a member of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Reserachers in Archives) who operate a comprehensive code of practice and have many years experience in providing a professional research service.

I charge 12 per hour for my services and prefer overseas clients to pay by Paypal or money order/bankers draft in UK pounds sterling. Alternatively, fees can be paid by personal cheque in all the major foreign currencies and I will then deduct the cost of conversion into Pounds Sterling. Payment in cash is sent at the clients own risk.

I also charge for copy certificates, photocopies, digital images, admission costs to Record Offices (where applicable), travelling expenses and postage. These are all charged at cost to me.

For more information about my services please e-mail me on or phone +44 (0)1234 364956. All enquiries are welcome


The sources searched are tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.

These include:
Civil registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1837

Census returns for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911

Parish registers and records from 1538

Probate records - wills, administrations and inventories

Manorial records

Property records - estate, enclosure, tithe, deeds, leases

Taxation records