General Information about the Society

Who do you think you are?

Family History research, a friendly name for what is known as Genealogy. It used to be a rather stuffy pursuit but now TV programmes, education classes and accessible databases on the Web have encouraged many people to have a go themselves and find out more about their family. The Society can assist you in finding the many sources available that will be of help. Each English county has a family history society and all do research particular to their locality.

Society brief

The Hertfordshire Family History Society, founded in 1977, has played important roles in county-wide family research. It is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and a registered charity. There are regular monthly meetings except during August and more meetings are being made available using Zoom software. The invited speakers choose topics on a variety of subjects of interest to family historians.


You do not have to live in Hertfordshire to benefit from the Society. Members are from all parts of the United Kingdom and from overseas. Meetings are free for members, whether attending our venue or participating via Zoom. All members receive the Society's quarterly journal, issued in Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. You may record your research interests in our Members’ Interest catalogue and new interests received are published in the quarterly journal. The Society exchanges journals with other societies and are available either to borrow or available in digital format in the Members’ Area.