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« on: Wednesday 01 June 05 12:44 BST (UK) »
Herts Parish Records.

Herts Archives and Library Service (HALS)
Holds all surviving parish records for Hertfordshire.  HALS does not offer these for sale on microfiche, only microfilm, so very few people own them.  A lot of parishes have been indexed by HALS and all Herts marriages up to 1837 have been indexed. (Allen Index)  This has been computerised and extended by Brian Gravestock and some marriages after 1837 have also been indexed. This together with many other records is available online.,311449.0.html

Most of Hertfordshire's main libraries have Local Studies Rooms.  As well as containing lots of interesting local history books, they also contain microfilm of the parish records for that area. 

Herts Family History Society
The HFHS has indexed a large proportion of Herts burials which are available online pay to view at the Federation of Family History Societies website.


Herts coverage on the British Vital Records Index, published the LDS, is very good, and many members own this, but if the baptism which you are looking for is not recorded there, or on the IGI, then the only real option is HALS.

All pre-1837 Hertfordshire marriage are now online courtesy of HALS.

Herts Census

1841 1901 Census information is available from by subscription,and on on a pay as you go basis.

The 1911 census is only currently available from findmypast.

The transcribed 1881 census is available free of charge courtesy of the LDS;

If you wish to look at the original document, these are availble at and

All censuses and most parish records are available for viewing for a nominal fee at LDS Family History Centres worldwide.

All of Herts surviving Parish and census Records are available for viewing at HALS -,292382.0.html

Rick :)

Census information is Crown Copyright