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 10th October meeting will be a workshop on house history research

Our November meeting will be our AGM

You can now search our records on-line at records.wffhs.org.uk
Recently added records include Chingford burial records 1889-1963 and MIs and pictures of war graves in St Patrick's and Chingford Mount Cemeteries