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.

 

Stop Press

 

New Book – Higham Ferrers 1251-1941
A new Commemorative book covering the history of Higham Ferrers 1251 – 1941 is about to be published. Pre-order your copy and be listed as a subscriber <here>

GRO Price Rise 16th February 2019
The price of a birth, marriage or death certificate for England and Wales will increase on 16th February 2019 from £9.25 to £11.00. At the same time, the charge for the PDF version will rise from £6.00 to £7.00. Associated fees are also going up. You can see full details of the new charges in the statutory instrument.
 Now is the time to order the certificates you are missing

Ancestry:
Please note that, due to new financial restrictions, the free access to the Ancestry website at Northamptonshire Libraries is now no longer available. You can however, still use it for free at Northamptonshire Record Office.

 

 

FREE GUIDES

You will find the following guides on different pages on the website, or you can have a quick look here.
 Please feel free to download them if you find them of interest