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. This year we celebrate our 45th anniversary

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.

Please explore our website or click below & watch our promotional video to find out more about what the Society has to offer

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Coronavirus  2021:
Regretfully all branch meetings are still 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]
You can stay in touch with any News, Queries, or Questions via our Facebook Page

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Quick links

Northants Archives re-opened on June 1st.  Please see  Northants Archives for details on how to book.


  The National Archives has now re-opened. Click TNA for further details

Free Resources: You will find a number of free resource guides & downloads on the “Free Resources” or the “About the County” pages

>>>>   Speed’s map of the County 1611   <<<<