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

Roots Tech London 24 – 26 October 
Roots Tech hosted by Family Search is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to share memories and connections. There will be more that 150 classes to choose from covering DNA , how to research historical records etc. etc. Until the 5th April you can Register for a 1 day or 3 day pass at the lowest prices For full details click here

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>




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