Peterborough & District Family History Society

The Peterborough & District Family History Society was formed in 1980 by a group of individuals interested in researching their own ancestors. We were the first FHS that did not cover a full county.

For FHS purposes Peterborough is in the north east corner of Northamptonshire. Within a radius of 10 miles of the city centre there are 5 different counties: Northamptonshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, and Huntingdonshire. For details of the area covered by Peterborough FHS please visit our website.

The society meets on the first Wednesday of the month, the programme aiming to strike a balance between Peterborough-focused talks, more general family history talks and members projects evening. We also have two outings a year to places of local interest. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

The society publishes a magazine four times a year, to which members are encouraged to contribute articles, research and other items of interest. We also exchange journals with societies in England and overseas. Our publications are now all on CD and we are in the process of updating purchase details on our website.

Peterborough Family History Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies.

The society contributed to the National Burial Index For England & Wales. These records are available as part of Findmypast's Britain and World memberships.