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Archive CD Books
The Archive CD Books Project exists to make reproductions of old books, documents and maps available on CD to genealogists and historians, and to co-operate with libraries, museums and record offices in providing money to renovate old books in their collection. It provides good quality CD reproductions of old books at a very reasonable price and is continually adding new volumes to its collection.
Books are loaned by libraries and records offices, purchased, or lent by individuals, in order that they can be made more widely available and it is possible to sponsor a book. As many old volumes are rare and the copies in records offices can get worn out by continual use, this is a very valuable enterprise which deserves to be supported. In addition, where the books are not indexed there are opportunities for volunteers to add indexes - making the product even more valuable.
By buying copies of the items that are relevant to your researches you help to support other books being reproduced on CD.
The current list of available volumes included many of nationwide interest and the following are of particular relevance to Hertfordshire.
The Visitations of Hertfordshire 1572 and 1634
The Gentleman's Magazine Library: 1731-1868: ... Hertfordshire ...
Universal British Directory 1791 (includes some Herts towns)
Lyson's Environs of London, 1811 (includes parts of Herts)
Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 (includes very good coverage of Herts)
1851 Post Office Directory for Hertfordshire
1851 Post Office Court & Trade Directory
1861 Census Returns for Middlesex (includes parts of Herts)
1866 Post Office Directory for Hertfordshire
Returns of Owners of Land 1873 - Hertfordshire
The Parish of South Mimms, by Frederick Cass, 1877
Monken Hadley, by Frederick Cass , 1880
Kelly's Directories of Hertfordshire - Compendium Set covers the years 1882, 1886, 1890, 1912, 1922, 1926, 1929, 1933 and 1937. (Now only available separately)
The Parish of East Barnet, by Frederick Cass, 1875
The Herts Genealogist and Antiquary Volume 2, 1897
Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1898
Hertfordshire Little Guide 1903
Hertfordshire Session Records Books (Volumes 1-8 - not 9 or 10)
The 1861 Census for Middlesex, which includes small parts of Hertfordshire is now available.
The History of Watford
A Short History of Totteridge
The Corporation Records of St Albans
Highways and Byways in Hertfordshire
Other Titles which may be of interest.
Camden's Britannia 1586
London Marriage Licences 1521-1869
Ancient Funeral Monuments 1631
The Complete Parish Officer 1772
Paterson's Book of Roads 1808
The Complete English Lawyer 1820
Owen's New Book of Roads 1822
The Farmer's Almanac and Calendar 1849
How to Write the History of a Family 1887
Recollections of Old Country Life 1894
The Genealogists Guide 1902
The Registration Records of England & Wales 1837-1899
Page updated October 2007