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Local and family history organisations

Below is a list of local and family history groups with a website. This should give you an overview of the sort of things that local and family history groups get up to and how they could help with your research.

To find a group local to you, the best plan is to ask in your local public library for names and addresses of local organisations. We've selected these mostly by searching on the history section of the HUMBUL site and picking the ones that have most relevance to personal history researchers in the south east. You could conduct a similar search yourself using HUMBUL.


The Helpers system is developed as part of the Accessing our Archival and Manuscript Heritage project, at Senate House Library, University of London, funded by the Laser Foundation and the EARL Consortium. Please see the project website for further details.