Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Cambridgeshire Family History Society was founded in 1976 and has over 1100 members all over the world. Their aims are to help family historians researching in the old County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, to preserve existing records and to help transcribe and collate new information.

Contact Information for Cambridgeshire Family History Society


Cambridgeshire FHS
c/o Gill Shapland
52 Stonefield
Bar Hill
CB23 8TE


A list of parishes is available on their site, along with a list of adjoining parishes.

A super search facility is also accessible, which provides information regarding people found in their indexes, so you can determine if the ancestor you are seeking is recorded before obtaining the index.

Society Indexes

Many indexes are available on the site, which incorporate:

  • Baptisms 1801-1837
  • Burials 1801-1837
  • Cambridgeshire Wills
  • Strays

Society Publications

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Baptism Indexes 
  • Burial Indexes
  • Cambridge and Chesterton Workhouses Minutes 1836-1915
  • Cambridge City Parish Map
  • Cambridge Prison Books 1850-1916
  • Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Women in the Lying-In Hospital
  • Cambridgeshire Union Workhouses Inmates Registers
  • Census Indexes
  • CFHS Journals 1977-2004
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Marriage Licences for Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely 1456-1840
  • Marriage Notice Books (Nonconformist) - Cambridge Union 1837-1911, Chesterton Union 1837-1932, Newmarket Union 1838-1877, Whittlesey Union 1838-1932
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Nonconformist Register Indexes
  • Parish Register Transcripts
  • Petty Sessions
  • Photographs of Parish Churches
  • Quarter Sessions Indexes
  • Wisbech Shipping Papers 1863-1913

A CD of Miscellaneous Cambridgeshire Documents from 1600 is also available for sale, which includes:

  • British Lying in Hospital 1750-1867
  • Cambridge City Roll of Honour 1914-1918
  • Cambridgesghire Deserters 1828-1845
  • Churchwardens Accounts
  • Early Census Transcripts


Fenland Family History Society

Fenland FHS was formed in 2001 to promote and encourage genealogical research, especially amongst people who have connections with Fenland. 

Fenland comprises parts of South Lincolnshire, West Norfolk and the former Isle of Ely. They also aim to encourage the preservation of archival materials.  The Society currently has approximately 150 members from all over the world.

Contact Information for Fenland FHS


Judy Green
c/o Fenland
Rose Hall
Walpole Bank
Walpole St Andrew
PE14 7JD


Wisbech Library
Ely Place
PE13 1EU


Society Location

A map of the area covered by the Society is on their site.

Society Books

Many books are held by the Society, and for payment of a small fee, these books may be borrowed by Society members for a period of up to 2 months.

Society Publications

Many publications and other items are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Back Issues of Ag. Lab. Chronicles, the Society's journal
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Images and Transcriptions
  • Pencils marked with the name of the Society


Peterborough and District Family History Society

The Society was formed in 1980 to bring together those interested in Genealogical Studies and Heraldry.  It also promotes the preservation of materials and documents with emphasis on Peterborough but also covering parishes within a 15 mile radius. 

This area covers parts of the 'old' counties of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire.

Contact Information for Peterborough and District FHS


Mrs Jan Johnson
c/o Peterborough and District 
7 The Teasles
Deeping St James

Address (Meetings):

Westgate Church Hall


A list of names found in the PDFHS Archives is also available on the site.

Society Publications

Many publications are available for sale, including:

  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • Deacon School: Pupil and Teacher's Names
  • In and Around Peterborough with PDFHS
  • Information regarding Deacon School, Peterborough
  • Lincoln Road Junior Boys School Admissions 1911-1923
  • Peterborough Advertiser Marriages 1855-1899
  • Peterborough Advertiser Deaths 1855-1891
  • Peterborough Area Marriages taken from the GRO Index 1837-1851
  • Peterborough Cathedral Registers 1575-2007
  • St John the Baptist, Peterborough Records

The Peterborough Records Miscellany CD is sold by the Society, which includes:

  • Alphabetical Surname List of Folio Numbers for 1851 Peterborough Registration Census District
  • Court Players Actors and Actresses
  • Ground Marriages at Whittlesey St Mary's 1605-1849
  • Junior Technical School Admissions 1913-1914, 1921-1926
  • Names taken from St Peters College Journal 1927-1928
  • Wesleyan Baptisms 1822-1837
  • Wildbore Register Entries from the Area 1688-1736
  • WW1 Roll of Honour

A Peterborough Quarter Sessions Index is also available for sale, which incorporates:

  • 14 Cases from Huntingdonshire Assizes 1894, 1907-1916
  • 1881 Census Workhouse Inmates
  • Inquests 1822-1925
  • Peterborough Quarter Sessions 1872-1916
  • Workhouse Indentures 1867-1917


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