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 May meeting, on 10th May, will be a workshop on reading old handwriting. If you've tried reading old parish registers or wills, you'll know how challenging it can be.

Our June meeting, on 14th June, will consist of a talk on "The Boys of Blackhorse Road" by Malcolm Doolin

Meetings start at 8pm. If you'd like more information, please contact us

You can now search our records on-line at records.wffhs.org.uk