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

  • UK Census 1841-1921
    Search the census for the whole county at once. Plus the 1939 Register, which 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

Criminals and Convicts

Electoral Registers


Historical Directories

Local History


Medical and Hospital Records

Military Records

Newspaper Archives


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