Discover Hertfordshire history with new and improved Heritage Shop
Published: 29 Jan 2018
people, places and popular topics at the touch of a button with the new and
improved Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS) Heritage Shop and
The online shop relaunched in
January and it is now easier to find and purchase local history books, maps,
DVDs, CDs and access Archive Services. We have also improved and expanded our
archive catalogue search and its features, to make it simpler to find the
information you are looking for.
Some highlights include historic
St Albans Borough records (1553-1974), the Commission for New Towns, documents
relating to famous figures in Hertfordshire history such Sir Ebenezer Howard as
well as workhouse and hospital records. There is a wealth of historic material
to explore, and the catalogue continues to grow as new material is added.
The website also offers a
service to help you trace your family history through our collection of online archives
and original documents which can be viewed when you visit us and take part in workshops
with our experienced archive staff.
Cabinet Member for Education,
Libraries and Localism, Terry Douris, said:
“With our new and improved
catalogue search and shop, we hope to make the service easier and clearer for
all Hertfordshire residents to explore.
“I encourage anyone
interested to have a look, it’s free to search the catalogue and we have added
a lot of new content for users to read, view and discover.”
The records held by
Hertfordshire Archives and Local studies, based in Hertford, can be viewed free
of charge during our opening hours. You can also order a search or a digital
copy of the records.
Visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/HALS to explore the new Heritage Shop and search the