Waltham Forest Family History Society was founded in 1978 to bring together and to encourage people with an interest in family history and genealogy. We are a small but friendly society that caters for all those with South West Essex ancestry who might live at a distance, and for those who live locally but whose ancestors came from elsewhere.

The Society has

  • regular talks on family and local history
  • workshops to discuss particular topics
  • visits to archives and museums
  • twice-yearly journal Roots in the Forest
  • collection of magazines and local records
  • projects to transcribe MIs and local records

Our December meeting will be a talk on the resources of the Bishopsgate Institute Library, by Stefan Dickers.

You can search our records on-line at records.wffhs.org.uk
Recently added records include Chingford burial records 1813-1858 and MIs of section B in St Mary's Churchyard, Walthamstow, with pictures.

Clio's Company have been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a new Walthamstow based project looking at music and performance around three different historical periods and themes