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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.

Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.

Regional Societies[edit | edit source]

Cambridge Antiquarian Society
Law Faculty building
10 West Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9DZ UK
Website: Cambridge Antiquarian Society

The Cambridge Antiquarian Society was founded in 1840 to provide access for local people to the local history, architecture, and archaeology of Cambridgeshire (which now includes the old County of Huntingdon and the new Unitary Authority of Peterborough).

Jigsaw Cambridgeshire
Jigsaw Cambridgeshire, Oxford Archaeology East
15 Trafalgar Way
Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire CB23 8SQ UK
Telephone: 01223 850500
Website: Jigsaw Cambridgeshire

Local communities are a vital tool in helping archaeologists identify, understand and protect Cambridgeshire's rich archaeological heritage. Jigsaw started as a five-year Heritage Lottery Funded project (2011-2016) by Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council to assist local history and archaeological societies in historical research, excavation, artefact identification, recording, and much more.

Lincoln Record Society
Robert Hardy Building
Bishop Grosseteste University College
Longdales Road
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3DY UK
Website: Lincoln Record Society

The Society was founded in 1910 to print records and documents relating to the ancient county and diocese of Lincoln. The ancient diocese covered not only Lincolnshire, the second largest county of England, but also the wide area which lay within the medieval diocese: the counties of Lincoln, Leicester, Northampton, Rutland, Oxford, Bedford, Buckingham, Huntingdon and northern Hertford. Since 1910 the Society has published ninety nine volumes many of which are still in print.

Huntingdonshire Societies[edit | edit source]

Brampton Historical Society
Telephone: 01480 52759

Buckden Local History Society
Buckden Towers
High St
Saint Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 5TA UK
Telephone: 01480 810065
Website: Buckden Local History Society

Catworth Local History Society
Catworth Village Hall
Church Road
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 0PA UK
Website: Catworth Local History Society

The Society is primarily concerned with researching the local history with a view to publishing the results.

Covington History Group
Village Hall
Covington, Cambridgeshire UK
Website: Covington History Group

Covington History Group was formed with the aim of researching, recording and presenting the history of the village.

Gamlingay Archaeology Group
WI Hall
Waresley Road
Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire SG19 3EH UK
Website: Gamlingay Archaeology Group

We are a group of amateurs with a strong interest in Gamlingay’s history and particularly archaeology. We do, however, have members from other local villages and our interests will extend there.

Gamlingay & District History Society
Gamlingay Village College
Station Rd
Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire SG19 3HB UK
Website: Gamlingay & District History Society

Gamlingay and District History Society is a society for everyone who has an interest in the history of Gamlingay.

The Gransdens Society
The Reading Room
Fox St
Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire SG19 3AA UK
Website: The Gransdens Society

The Gransdens Society is a local organisation for everyone interested in the past, present, and future of the Cambridgeshire villages of Great Gransden and Little Gransden.

Great Fen Archaeology Group
The Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre
2 Chapel Rd
Ramsey Heights
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE26 2RS UK
Website: Great Fen Archaeology Group

This group will explore the fascinating history of the former Whittlesea Mere by means of artefacts already found and through treasures waiting to be uncovered!

Great Fen Heritage Group
The Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre
2 Chapel Rd
Ramsey Heights
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE26 2RS UK
Website: Great Fen Heritage Group

We are interested in all aspects of the rich Fenland heritage, from archaeology and architecture to historical events and local people’s stories. The changing Fenland landscape, its wildlife and its place in the lives of local communities, is a theme running through all our activities.

Hemingfords Local History Society
Haywood Room
Hemingford Pavilion
Manor Rd
Hemingford Grey
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 9BX UK
Website: Hemingfords Local History Society

The Society, formed in 1994, aims to increase knowledge of earlier times in Hemingford Grey, Hemingford Abbots and the surrounding area.

Huntingdonshire Family History Society
Women's Institute Centre
Waldon Road
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 3AZ UK
Website: Huntingdonshire Family History Society

Huntingdonshire Family History Society (HFHS) was founded in 1985 to help people to find out about their family history. The county reorganisation in 1974 saw Huntingdonshire become part of a greater Cambridgeshire. The Society aims to provide links between people interested in families of the old County of Huntingdonshire and to provide a forum for persons interested in genealogy generally.

Huntingdonshire Local History Society
Huntingdon Town Hall
Market Hill
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 3PJ UK
Telephone: 01487 773349
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Website: Huntingdonshre Local History Society

The Society was founded in 1957 to promote interest in the local history of Huntingdonshire and throughout the year provides a programme of lectures, events, excursions and publications.

Peterborough & District Family History Society
The Peppercorn Room
Salvation Army Citadel
1203 Bourges Boulevard (Peppercorn Close)
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 2AU UK
Telephone: 01778 341290
Website: Peterborough & District Family History Society

The Peterborough and District Family History Society has now been established for a third of a century. During that time we have successfully raised the profile of family history within the local area, transcribing and indexing many thousands of records and assisting hundreds of people with their research. The Society was formed in 1980 to maintain an association of those interested in the study of Family History, Genealogical Studies, Local History and Heraldry. It promotes the preservation of documents, monuments and other material of special interest to Family Historians. It aims to transcribe and index relevant documents and monumental inscriptions.

Sawtry History Society
WI Hall
Gidding Road
Sawtry, Cambridgeshire PE28 5TS UK
Website: Sawtry History Society

The aims of Sawtry History Society are to research, record, and preserve the history of Sawtry and surrounding villages of Glatton, Conington, Coppingford, and Holme for the benefit of local people.

St Ives Archaeology Group
The Dolphin Hotel
London Rd
Hemingford Grey
Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5EP UK
Website: St Ives Archaeology Group

Our aims are to promote interest in local archaeology and heritage in the St Ives area; to plan and take part in activities including fieldwork, workshops, talks, and visits which will further understanding of the heritage and archeology of the area, and to publish research findings; and to make information generated through the activities of the group available to authorities responsible for updating the Cambridgeshire Historical Environmental Record and to local communities.

St. Neots Local History Society
Eynesbury CE Primary School
Montagu Street
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2TD UK
Telephone: 01480 216065
Website: St. Neots Local History Society

The St. Neots Local History Society, founded in 1981, exists to promote interest in the rich and varied history of the town of St. Neots and the surrounding area through monthly meetings, research and summer outings.

Upwood & the Raveleys Local History Group
11 Church Lane
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE26 2QF UK
Telephone: 01480 813008
Website: Upwood & the Raveleys Local History Group
Website #2: Upwood & the Raveleys Local History Group

Warboys Local History Society
Warboys Methodist Church
35 High St
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2TA UK
Telephone: 01487 822395/822296
Website: Warboys Local History Society

The society was founded in 1992 to promote the study of local history in this part of Huntingdonshire. There is also an Archaeology group which is a sub-group of the Warboys History Society.