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Please contact us prior to visiting the museum for family history enquiries, so we can provide the best possible service, please e-mail or call us.

We can prepare documents for you in advance of your visit. 

We are grateful for donations to support the additional resources Thorney Society can offer.

NB: During museum opening hours, family history experts may be unavailable and stewards will be unable to help immediately.


The Museum holds the following copy records:

Thorney Abbey Monumental Inscriptions

Census Returns 1841 – 1891

Marriages 1653 – 1940

Burials 1653 – 1963

Baptisms 1653 – 1940

Research on around 200 Thorney Families (collated from other records)

Duke of Bedford Alterations to Tenants

Duke of Bedford Contracts

Fenland Notes and Queries

Wills of Thorney residents

Armed Forces

Thorney has always provided people for service in the armed forces whether in the local militia, World War I, World War II,

or any conflict since.


In World War II this included service in the Home Guard, Red Cross and Land Army.

Donations and photographs are held in the museum recording local people involved in all of the above.


We have copies of the Militia Lists for 1822 and 1823.

These have been transcribed and can be reviewed under below.

We encourage you to view our 'shop', where different books are available for further research.

Family History

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