Alveston Local History Society meets at 7:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Alveston Methodist Church, starting at 7.30pm.
There are no meetings during June, July, August and December.
Annual subscription is £12, and visitors are welcome to attend - there is a charge of £2.50.
For more information, visit www.alhs.org.uk.
If you have any queries about the History Society, please contact Timothy Swan on 01454 416290 or call 01454 417048.
The Bristol & Avon Family History Society now has a search room in the Bristol Record Office at the B Bond Warehouse. Opening hours on are the society website.
Alveston is in Bristol Diocese, so all the church related documents are in Bristol Record Office.
There's also Bristol Local Studies in Bristol Central Library.
All these have websites with lots of helpful names and addresses.
The National Archives (at Kew) has an online catalogue and "Access to Archives" or "A2A" which gives countrywide information.
These are all free.
"Findmypast.co.uk" and "Ancestry.co.uk" (which is available free at most libraries) provide tutorials for beginners in family history and there are many books on the subject also available in libraries.