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

Our next meetiing on 10th November will the AGM.
Joining detals will be sent out by email to members near the time.

We are continuing the Cabin Fever sessions on-line. The next one is due to be on 24th November at 8pm. We will talk about current research and any recent discoveries.

You can search our records on-line at
October update: Baptisms at Holy Trinity Harrow Green now up to 1907. Chingford Mount Cemetery section E5 commenced.