Waltham Forest Family History Society
The 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
At our 9th April meeting we will have a presentation of Old Views of Waltham Forest by Alan Simpson.
On Saturday 16th March there is an open day at Vestry House Museum to celebrate Women's History Month. There is a programme of talks and there will be displays of material from the Archives and local history society stalls.
You can search our records on-line at records.wffhs.org.uk
February update: The High Beach burial register 1884-1985 has been added to the site. We have also added marriages at Chingford 1924-1934, and plan to complete the first 100 years of the marriage registers covering Ss Peter & Paul, Chinford before the 175th anniversary of the church this summer.