Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire


British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service

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Many Genealogy web sites are continually being updated and it is impossible for me to monitor all these changes. You should therefore visit this web site to discover the facilities currently offered.


There is a wealth of information buried in Government papers - but much of it is difficult to find - and even if you locate a document of possible relevance it may contain hundreds of names - and is not indexed. The aim of BOPCRIS, as given on the web site, is to save researchers wasting valuable research time and effort finding relevant British Official Publications over the period 1688 -1995 by providing a Web-based bibliographic database which enables them, from their own desktops, to:

If you want to look at contemporary information on topics such as the game laws, or child labour, this site will help you to identify the appropriate government papers. Some papers have a Hertfordshire flavour (and may well contain information from named Hertfordshire-based witnesses) and three abstracts of documents that could justify further study have been posted as examples:

Agricultural Depression in the 1890s

Hardship of Innholders - 1756

Repairing the Roads from Stevenage - 1730


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