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WELCOME to the website of The Cambridgeshire Family History Society (CFHS), a long established (in 1976) charity with the specific aim of supporting the family historian who wishes to research Cambridgeshire family history.

We offer access to databases of millions of names collected from a variety of sources including registration offices, parish records, military lists, non-conformist sources, shipping information and wills. If you are new to family research, we will help you trace your ancestors.

We also have an on-line shop which offers hundreds of CD-ROM, books, pamphlets and fiches. You can receive your copy of parish records etc in the post within days.

Finally, we have a membership of some 1400 members from all over the world who receive a quarterly journal packed with interesting articles as well as the chance to partake in interesting tours and meetings. Click Here to review the Aims of the CFHS.


The Joy of Family Research

(snippets from Cambridgeshire history)

"In 1777 George Chapman 'stands committed charged on oath of Elizabeth Brown of Little Abington with having gotten her with child which is likely to be born a bastard & to be chargeable to said parish & refusing to give Security to indemnify said parish or to enter into a Recognizance.'"

Super Search

Check to see whether we have your ancestor in the index to
our records (up to 1950).
Year:    +/- 10 yrs

Discover Your Family History
with the CFHS City Branch
Third Saturday of each month, 11.00-15.00

Come along to the Central Library, Cambridge and find out how to discover your family history.

The Saturday Talks “Piecing Together Your Family History”

17th May at 1.30pm: Gravestones, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Wills & War Graves
21st Jun at 1.30pm: Maps, Directories, Newspapers, Photos & Local History

Cambridgeshire Collection Rooms, Third Floor, Central Library, Lion Yard, Grand Arcade, Cambridge, CB2 3QD

For full details, Click Here


10am – 4pm

For full details of the event and application forms for tables,
please Click Here

CFHS Spring Offer

The CFHS has transcribed the details from 19th century county-wide census and published them on CD. Normally, each of the main census CDs costs £18.00: the CD with the census for 1891 Cambridge St Andrew The Less £8.00. As a special 2014 Spring Offer, CFHS are offering 50% discount on the purchase of any of these CDs.

For a copy of the 1841 Census (normally £18.00) @ £9.00 - Click here

For a copy of the 1851 Census (normally £18.00) @ £9.00 - Click here

For a copy of the 1861 Census (normally £18.00) @ £9.00 - Click here

For a copy of the 1871 Census (normally £18.00) @ £9.00 - Click here

For a copy of the 1891 Cambridge St Andrew the Less Census (normally £8.00) @ £4.00 - Click here

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