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.

 

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Important Notice from the NRO.
During April & May there may be a reduced service if you are carrying out your own research. Please see attached letter

Family Tree Live
Come and see Northants FHS at the Show.
Full Details Here

Victorians in the Archives
Northants Record Office
Sat 4th May 9am -1pm.

Full Details Here

 

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