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Saturday 2nd Sept 2017
9-12.30 pm


Northamptonshire Family History Society & RO staff will be holding‘Family History Surgeries’ at the Northants Record Office on the first Saturday of every month
from 9am – 12.30pm. 
If you’ve only just started your family history we’ll be able to offer some tips to get you going. If you’ve never visited the Record Office before then we’ll show you how to get the most out of your visit.  And if you’ve hit a brick wall in your research and need some advice then we’ll try and suggest some areas to research. Plus we’ll help you find your way around the best family history internet sites!
Or just come along and chat to us and the Record Office staff! For more information about the Record Office click Northamptonshire Record Office

22 Aug 2017   Important information if you will be at the Record Office on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 August 2017: Due to staffing levels on these two days, documents will be retrieved at the following six times: 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am and 12:15. There will be no document production on both afternoons. The public rooms will, however, be open as usual between 9:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm. I should point out that we have no intention of cancelling all afternoon productions on any other day. We recommend that if you are visiting on these two days, you pre-order up to 8 documents in advance (please give us as much notice as possible, but at least three working days), and then request further documents on the day, during the production times, so that you will have enough documents to research in the afternoons.
4th Aug 2017

Proposed changes to the Opening Hours and Charges at the Northamptonshire Record Office.

People Power pays off - latest statement to be found <here>

1st Aug 2017   Note - With Reference to the Proposed changes to the NFHS Constitution as per August Edition of Footprints
the Current Constitution can be found <here>
and the Proposed Constitution can be found <here>
10th July 2017  

Northants Manorial Documents Register
The FFHS has announced that with the help of funding from them, the National Archives has updated the Manorial Documents Register for Northamptonshire. The Register for this and most other counties in England & Wales is now easy to search online. It shows the contents and locations of a vast range of sources that can help to find out more about our forebears. An overview of the documents involved can be seen on the TNA website.

2nd May 2017   New Publications Now Available.
WW1 - War Memorials & Rolls of Honour for the Borough of Northampton 150pp - £5.00
Oundle Wesleyan Methodist Circuit bapt. 1840 - 1914 & Marriages 1899 - 1914 - £4.70
Towcester Baptist Chapel births 1759 - 1836 & Members 1784 - 1912 - £6.00
Kettering Toller Congregational Vol 1. - Bapt 1717 - 1787 & burials 1736 - 1787 - £6.00
Kettering Toller Congregational Vol 2. - Bapt 1788 - 1873 & burials 1788 - 1867 - £6.50
These can be obtained through NFHS, GenFair or Parish Chest. For further details - Click here.<Publications>
2nd May 2017   New Memorial Inscription Publications Now Available.
Adstone - All Saints, Farthingstone - St. Mary & Cemetery, Litchborough - St. Martin, Newnham - St Michael & All angels
and Northampton - St. Katherine, Christchurch & non-conformist Chapels.
These can be obtained through NFHS, GenFair or Parish Chest. For further details - Click here.<MI Booklets>
4th April 2017   Northamptonshire Records Office - New Datasets on line.
Northamptonshire RecordsOffice have announced that Northamptonshire freeholders lists, 1795 to 1797 and Northamptonshire Militia Lists for 1771, have now been put on line with Find My Past. These can be found at -
Sept 16th 2016   Find My Past New Records
This week's Findmypast Friday includes Irish Wills Registers 1858-1920, Catholic Qualifications & Convert Rolls 1701-1845, Merchant Navy Crew Lists 1863-1921 & Valuation Office Books. Also Linconshire Baptisms / Banns / Marriages & Burials. More details <here>
July 1st 2016   The National Archives
On this, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, we're pleased to announce that all of our unit war diaries for the Western Front (WO 95) have now been digitised. For the first time you can research every diary, including all that relate to the Somme, and download online.Learn more about the war diaries and search by regiment now. Click <Here> for the full information


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