Welcome to the Bidwell Family Association!

The BFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to all things Bidwell. We gather once a year to renew family ties, exchange genealogical information, and help a local charity.

Reunion 2021 - Bend, Oregon

The 2021 reunion will be held in June 17-21 in beautiful Central Oregon!

BFA Yearly Reunions

Since 1973, we’ve held 45 reunions in 43 cities in 25 states & provinces, in three countries around the world. We’re 223 members strong and growing. Come join us!


With yearly reunions around North America & the U.K., several volumes of genealogical research, and members across the country… the Bidwell Family Association is a wonderful place to be.

Bidwell History

Wealth of genealogical information

Research into the original Bidwells and the extended family that has grown over the centuries is ongoing. We love to share what our research has uncovered, and you never know… you just be able to shed some light on missing family details!

Join the BFA

200+ Members Strong!

Just ask any of the Bidwell Family Association members and they will tell you… joining the BFA is like coming home. Discover family from around the world, travel to wonderful and diverse cities every year, and explore your genealogy back to the 1600s.

2021 Reunion

June 17-21, 2021

The high desert playground of Central Oregon offers something for everyone.

From shopping in the Old Mill District to floating the Deschutes River, you can spend your time casually enjoying the view or being active in the great outdoors.

BFA Scholarship

The Bidwell Family Association is now assisting young members as they enter college.
Download the application and get started today!

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