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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 and services from our Heritage Shop.

Please note: the County Hall site is expected to be very busy on Tues 25 November, therefore parking will be restricted. There are several pay-and-display car parks in town, including Gascoyne Way and Bircherley Green. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. 


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