Astwick, Bedfordshire Genealogy
Guide to Astwick, Bedfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.interactive map and websites
|Poor Law Union||Biggleswade|
|Parish registers: 1564|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1602|
|Diocese||Pre-1837 - Lincoln; Post-1836 - Ely|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford|
|Location of Archive|
|Bedfordshire Record Office|
Astwick, is a parish in Biggleswade district, Bedfordshire; it is on the river Ivel, 2½ miles ENE of Arlesey railway station, and 4 miles N W of Baldock. 
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Astwick parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FS = FamilySearch - free|
|FMP = FindMyPast - ($)|
|ANC = Ancestry - ($)|
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|GIBBS = StevenGibbs.me.uk - free|
|NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free|
|BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes (FindMyPast) - free|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free|
|FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free|
|Astwick Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs||
|FS Catalog BTs||
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Bedfordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
ASTWICK (St. Guthlake), a parish, in the union and hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 3¾ miles (N. W. by N.) from Baldock. 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Astwick on GENUKI