Herts Archives & Local Studies

Herts Archives & Local Studies Sharing Hertfordshire's Past

Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies tells the story of the county through maps, photographs, drawings, letters, diaries, accounts, newspapers, published material and more. But we’re not just for researchers, these original materials can be the springboard for all kinds of creative projects and practices, such as art, poetry, theatre and music.

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Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Register Office Block
County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford
SG13 8EJ

Telephone: 030 0123 4049
Email: hals.enquiries@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Website: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hals

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Making Sense of the Census 1801 - 1921 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-06-17T00:00:00Z">Thu 17 Jun 2021</span>Making Sense of the Census 1801 - 1921 / Thu 17 Jun 2021

A Guide for Family and Local Historians Join us to find out more about this fascinating source which can reveal so much about our towns and village...

Family Tree Detectives: For the relief of The Poor / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-04-08T00:00:00Z">Thu 08 Apr 2021</span>Family Tree Detectives: For the relief of The Poor / Thu 08 Apr 2021

‘For the relief of the Poor’ Discover your ancestors in the records of the Old and New Poor Laws This session will look at some of the records th...

CANCELLED Family Tree Detectives: Children&apos;s Lives / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-17T00:00:00Z">Tue 17 Nov 2020</span>CANCELLED Family Tree Detectives: Children's Lives / Tue 17 Nov 2020

CANCELLED Together we'll explore a huge range of records than can shed light on children's lives in the past. These include school records, Poor Law,...

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LGBTQ History Month / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-03-01T00:00:00Z">Mon 01 Mar 2021</span>LGBTQ History Month / Mon 01 Mar 2021

February is LGBTQ+ History Month and Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies have created an online exhibition to celebrate. Read about LGBTQ+ figu...

Getting started with your Caribbean family history / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-03-17T00:00:00Z">Wed 17 Mar 2021</span>Getting started with your Caribbean family history / Wed 17 Mar 2021

Interested in researching your Caribbean ancestry but don't know where to start? Take the plunge at this online introductory session with our expert....

Researching the history of your house / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-03-04T00:00:00Z">Thu 04 Mar 2021</span>Researching the history of your house / Thu 04 Mar 2021

Join us for an informal online introduction to the principal sources used to research the history of your house, led by our Local Studies Librarian. ...