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Search our Indexes and Catalogues

Find out what's in the archives by searching the following resources free of charge.

Look at the Online Archive Catalogue for detailed descriptions of our holdings of parish and school records, the Hertfordshire Quarter Sessions catalogue, private estates and Boards of Guardians (workhouses) collections. 

Go to Hertfordshire Names Online for our indexes to local and family history sources, such as newspapers, pre-1837 marriages, wills, maps, tithe awards, crime, nonconformity and records about the poor.

Check Discovery (The National Archives' catalogue) for more of our catalogues, such as estate collections and the Commission for New Towns. 

Discovery also includes the Manorial Documents Register for Hertfordshire, which gives a brief description, cover dates and locations of manorial holdings. Manorial records, 13th-20th centuries, can help you trace family, house and local history.

Find out about indexed newspapers and our holdings.

You can view the documents for free at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies or order copies and searches. If you cannot find what you are looking for via the resources above, please contact us for further information.