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 meetings are now cancelled untill further notice

But, you can stay in touch with any News,
Queries, or Questions via our Facebook Page

See our new Blog page
Latest post is about Recording your Experiences with Covid-19 for the Northampton Archives

Quick links

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

TNA have just announced they are offering free downloads to certain digital records during the lockdown (these you would nornally pay for) Click this link for more details . –
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Closed for on site visits until further notice



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