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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My Events

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...

Getting started at HALS Nov 2021 (online event) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-11-04T00:00:00Z">Thu 04 Nov 2021</span>Getting started at HALS Nov 2021 (online event) / Thu 04 Nov 2021

A guide to researching our archive and local studies resources. As this talk will be hosted using MS Teams, participants will need access to a comp...

A Drop of Ink / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-10-22T00:00:00Z">Fri 22 Oct 2021</span>A Drop of Ink / Fri 22 Oct 2021

Join us for this fascinating workshop. Iron gall ink has been used since the 5th century. It is one of the most important inks in Western culture and ...

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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. ...