Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire


Hertfordshire County Council



Key Web Sites



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.

This is the main County Council Web Site and is mainly concerned with the current process of running Hertfordshire and has so much information and links to the point where it can be difficult to know where to look.

The most important is HALS (Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies) which is an essential stopping off point for every family or local historian with an interest in Hertfordshire. It is also possible to order Hertfordshire Birth, Marriage and Death Certificate online from them.

Details are also given of the County's public libraries - and their combined catalogue is online. This also includes books held the the local studies library at County Hall.

For those who need to contact the current borough and district councils their web sites are:

Broxbourne Borough Council at www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Dacorum Borough Council at www.dacorum.gov.uk
East Herts District Council at www.eastherts.gov.uk
Hertsmere Borough Council at www.hertsmere.gov.uk
North Herts District Council at www.north-herts.gov.uk
St Albans & District Council at www.stalbans.gov.uk
Stevenage Borough Council at www.stevenage.gov.uk
Three Rivers District Council at www.threerivers.gov.uk
Watford Borough Council at www.watford.gov.uk
Welwyn Hatfield District Council at www.welhat.gov.uk

Applications for Hertfordshire birth, marriage and death certificates can be made at Central Registration Certificate Archive is to be established at The Old Courthouse, St Albans Road East, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 0ES. For details of ordering online see How can I get a copy certificate.

Page updated July 2012