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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We are pleased to announce that branch meetings have recommenced and we look forward to seeing you all again. Please see our Branch meetings pages for full details of up coming Northampton and Kettering schedules
Zoom meetings have also re-commenced for members. Details of these meetings are here.  Members can register for each talk by emailing
Non members can join [here]
You can stay in touch with any News, Queries, or Questions via our Facebook Page

See our new Blog page


Quick links

Northants Archives will be closed from Monday 13th December and will reopen Tuesday 4th January. Please see  Northants Archives for details.

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