Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Cambridgeshire Family History Society

At a glance


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Geographical remit: 


The Cambridgeshire Family History Society exists to encourage the study of family history within the old counties of Cambridgeshire and The Isle of Ely. 

We offer a friendly point of contact for people worldwide who are interested in the same names, families and places, and we provide a wide range of facilities to support their researches. 
The society offers the chance to share information between likeminded people through the CFHS Journal and website ...our exclusive records provide invaluable assets for those researching their Cambridgeshire ancestors.

Our remit is to promote good practice in research and, in consultation with the county archives, to help preserve the county’s genealogical records through transcription/indexing projects.


Meetings & Talks

Monthly open meetings are held at Cambridge Central Library (2nd Saturdays) and March (1st Tuesdays)--with a variety of general and detailed talks to appeal to the beginner and seasoned researcher alike

Research Services

In addition to our email/postal service, volunteers are on hand at meetings and at various county branch libraries, to offer help / advice, and suggest solutions to problems brought on the day : see website for details

Journal, Newsletter & Facebook

A quarterly journal of news and feature articles is issued free to all members, and supplemented by the monthly emailed/web-based newsletter, website blog and through Facebook postings


Four decades of behind-the-scenes work by the projects team has produced over 4,000,000 transcribed records to assist you in your research

Publications & Shop

Our transcriptions are available in a variety of ways, as CDs/downloads, or, over 3.7m now searchable online via ‘Ancestor Finder’


links to newsletter, online shop, diary, exclusive members’ area, &‘Ancestor Finder’ online searchable database of record transcripts‘SuperSearch’ find which data CDs/downloads feature your namesCAMDEX link to Cambs Registration Services for local BMD certificates

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