Welcome to Northamptonshire Family History Society

We were founded in 1976 and have around 650 members, mainly from the UK but also many from overseas. 

If you are starting out in this fascinating and compelling hobby or if you are a seasoned genealogist we hope you will find something of interest here.

While we mainly concentrate on  Northamptonshire, as we border some of the old counties, and many of the existing ones, the dividing line does get blurred.  A map of 1760, shows Buckingham, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Bedfordshire as neighbours. And Peterborough in those days was in Northamptonshire.

You are very welcome to join us at one of our meetings, or even pop into the Northamptonshire Records Office, any first Saturday where we do a Surgery session.  You would also be more than welcome to join us in summer on one of our trips to record monuments and gravestones.  We would also welcome anyone who would like to get involved with transcribing and indexing original documents.

We don’t have any members only pages, so please explore our website to find out more about what the Society has to offer.  Please note that our journal Footprints is only available to members.


This Site is dedicated to the memory of Allan Beeby,
late Vice-Chairman and Webmaster 1948 -2018


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Coronavirus  2020:
Regretfully all branch meetings are now cancelled until further notice.
Instead we are running a series of on-line meetings via Zoom for members only. Details of these meetings will be found on the On-Line Page from the News & Events Menu. Members can register for each talk by emailing info@northants-fhs.org Non members can join [NFHS here]
can stay in touch with any News, Queries, or Questions via our Facebook Page

See our new Blog page


Quick links

Are pleased to announce that they will welcome volunteers and visitors to the Record Office as from Tues 21 July subject to certain conditions. See the full details here

Northamptonshire Libraries offer Free access to Find My Past
Click Here for details

TNA have announced they will be re-opening the reading rooms on Tues 21 July subject to certain conditions Click this link for more details . –
TNA Opening

You need to pre-book for the Surgeries with the Record Office  <here>



You will find a number of other resource guides and downloads on the website. The majority of them can be found under ‘Free Resources’ or our ‘About the County’ pages. Please feel free to download them if you find them of interest.