Search Services

The Society offers a limited number of search services available by mail or the Burial Index, specifically, through The Federation of Family History Societies’ GENfair site. For postal requests, there is a search form available for each type of search in .pdf format.

As a general rule, when requesting a search, provide as much detail as possible to ensure a better chance of success.

No responsibility is accepted by the Society for errors or omissions in transcriptions.

The Hertfordshire Burial Index 1800-1851

This index holds 137,000 names and includes all known Parish Register entries and burials for Non-Conformist Churches and Chapels. Searches in The National Burial Index for Hertfordshire [Also available through the GENfair site].

Members’ Interests

The Society will no longer issue a CD of all current members’ interests. New interests will continue to be published in the Society’s journal, Hertfordshire People each quarter.

Under the GDPR rules, a members' personal details are no longer attached as part of the members' interests listings.

The Society is prepared to offer a free search facility, to members only, on family names that they may be researching. The names searched for will be completely up to date with the membership details held.

To initiate a search, the points of contact are as follows:

By email: Membership Registrar

By post:  The Registrar, 134 Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XY.

When making a search request, please be as succinct as possible. The request should contain the Interest surname, the years of interest, the parish or place of interest and the county or country of interest. Please also include your name and membership number. The style of request is described in the members’ interests form available below headed Changing or Adding to Members’ Interests. Requests by email are the preferred method of communication because of cheapness and simplicity. Requests by post should be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. A full listing, if requested, will only be delivered by email.

On receiving a search request, the Registrar will contact the submitter of the specific item(s) and, if instructed to do so, will arrange contact between to members concerned.

Changing or Adding to Members’ Interests

A member’s interest form it available here (PDF 63k) which may be used to change or add members’ interests.