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 next meeting will be on 7th September when we will have a workshop on Health, Disease, and Hospotals.
MOH reports, admission records, lost hospitals, death rates and plague; what did your ancestors suffer and survive; and how can you find out?

Is DNA analysis the future of family history research? In October we will have a talk on this by Donna Rutherford

You can search our records on-line at records.wffhs.org.uk