Guide to Old Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Family History Society

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.

Web Site:

This is an active Family History Society, with a magazine (Hertfordshire People) , and regular meetings. It also has published monumental inscriptions and militia lists for many of the parishes in the county.

For an example of one of their memorial inscription booklets see Memorial Inscriptions for Aldbury 

  Hertfordshire People
  The Journal of the Hertfordshire Family History Society

Special Publications

  1. Transported beyond the Sea

  2. Fleet Marriages of Hertfordshire People to 1754

  3. Hertfordshire Settlement Certificates

  4. Hertfordshire Removal Orders

  5. Hertfordshire Examinations

  6. Nonconformity in Hertfordshire

  7. Hertfordshire Places

  8. Hertfordshire Obituaries 1801-1837 (from the Gentleman's Magazine)


  1. Hertfordshire Burial Index 1800-1851

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  3. Hertfordshire 1851 Census

  4. Hertfordshire Strays Index

  5. Hertfordshire Militia Ballot Lists

  6. Hertfordshire Quarter Sessions 1588-1619


Hertfordshire Burial Index 1800-1851

This CD contains a fully searchable transcript of all known burials in Hertfordshire (including non-conformist) for the years 1800-1851

Examples of its use is given in the following Tutorials:

The Children of James and Sarah Peppercorn born at Water End.

Hertfordshire Strays Index

Sample entries  from CD.

Surname Forename Year Age Event Source From OtherInfo
THARLE William 1611   Marriage St Peter, Westcheap (London) Sandridge  
THRAILE Kathrine 1623   Marriage St Botolph without Aldegate (London) Sandridge  
THRALE Ralph 1709   Marriage St Benet Paul's Wharf (London) Sandridge  
THRALE Sarah 1644   Marriage St Barhotomew the Less by the Exchange (Lonson) Hertford  

Hertfordshire 1851 Census

Contains 166,000 records transcribed and fully searchable - covering the whole of the County 

Page updated February 2009