Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire

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Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

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Your Questions answered by the Resident Genealogist

Please Note: Due to old age (both personal and the computer) it is no longer possible to take on new research queries but questions directly relating to material on the site (including updates and corrections - especially to links) can still be handled.

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The Newsletter Blog will continue, as time allows, and I still welcome messages and queries on the following subjects:

News items (with full details) of events and publications relating to Hertfordshire history for use on the Newsletter - So keep me informed of relevant publications and events.

Offers of new digital images of post cards and CDV, etc. (but NOT from copyright books and similar sources) which add to those already displayed on this site.

Corrections and significant new information relating to existing pages (which should be clearly identified as the site contains many thousand pages) are of course welcome.

Queries relating to re-use of material on this site

I am afraid that for the time being I can no longer answer simple birth, marriage and death type family history questions or routine questions about the history of private houses

September 2013   Significant changes to how questions are answered, etc.
March 2014   Temporary email arrangements
February 2016   Revised instructions
February 2017    Further restrictions