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Hertfordshire County Council

Trace your family history

Discover your family's past through our large collection of archives. You don't need to be from Hertfordshire and we can help you access worldwide resources.


Free access to UK and Worldwide resources

Use and for free at our Archives and Local Studies centre or at any library in Hertfordshire. lets you delve deeper into your family's past, with worldwide resources at your fingertips!

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Lady in Hertfordshire archives using the resources

Archive catalogue

With records dating back to 1060, we have over 3 million documents available to help you on your journey of discovery.

You can search our online archive catalogue and contact us if you'd like to:

  • come in and view the documents you've found online
  • obtain quality images
  • order a copy of a document.

You can also search records from The National Archives using Discovery.

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