Hertfordshire Family History

Family history, genealogy and local history links for the county of Hertfordshire in England. Including BMDs, parish records, burials and military.


  • Hertfordshire Archives
    In the Local Studies Library, visitors can see printed and published materials. These include books and pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, parish registers on microfilm, directories, theses, maps, photographs, a range of CD-ROMS and access the internet. You can use ancestry.com for free in all Hertfordshire libraries.
  • Hertfordshire Names Online
    Hertfordshire Names Online is a searchable county-wide index covering the archives catalogue and databases, including marriages, apprenticeships, wills, the poor, tithe awards, newspapers and much more.

Births, Marriages & Deaths


Census Records

  • 1939 Register
    This is a great census substitute as the 1931 census was lost and the next available census will only be available to view in 2042.
  • FreeCen
  • UK Census 1841-1911
    Search the census for the whole county at once.

Criminals and Convicts

Electoral Registers


Historical Directories

Local History


Medical and Hospital Records

Military Records

Newspaper Archives


Photos and Postcards

School Records

Societies and Groups

  • Hertfordshire Family History Society
    The Hertfordshire Family History Society was founded in 1977 and is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and also a registered charity with a brief to educate and inform the public about genealogy with its focus on the county of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
  • Hertfordshire Record Society


War Memorials

Wills and Probate