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Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

HALS general

We are the ideal place for discovering local and family history in Hertfordshire. To start your search, use our online catalogues or visit us in Hertford.

Follow us on Twitter for news and events or check What's On.

Purchase books, services and event tickets from our Heritage Shop.

Important notice: Refurbishment works will be taking place in our lobby area over the next few weeks.  There will be no vending machines from Thursday 26th February until mid-March but visitors are able to use the County Hall restaurant between 12.00 and 14.00. Please ask staff for a pass. We will try to keep any disruption to a minimum and apologise for any inconvenience.


Contact us: Telephone 0300 123 4049, email or write to Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies, Register Office Block, CHR 002, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EJ