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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Getting started at HALS December 2021 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-12-06T00:00:00Z">Mon 06 Dec 2021</span>Getting started at HALS December 2021 / Mon 06 Dec 2021

A guide to researching our archive and local studies resources. Are you new to research in Archives and Local Studies? Join us for this free tour/wor...

Best Days of Your Life... / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-12-02T00:00:00Z">Thu 02 Dec 2021</span>Best Days of Your Life... / Thu 02 Dec 2021

Join us for a screening of school days gone by from our region. We’ll see a silent film showing a typical day in infant school from the mid 1930s, a s...

Family Tree Detectives: Masonic records / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-11-23T00:00:00Z">Tue 23 Nov 2021</span>Family Tree Detectives: Masonic records / Tue 23 Nov 2021

Think you might have an ancestor who was a Freemason? This session will explore a little of Hertfordshire’s history of Freemasonry, and take a look at...

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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. ...