Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies - HALS

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies - HALS
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS)
Hertfordshire County Council
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County Hall
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EJ
England

Website

www.hertsdirect.org/hals

E-mail

hertsdirect@hertscc.gov.uk

Telephone

Customer Service Centre ask for Local Studies

0300 1234 049

Fax

01992 555113

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies (HALS) is the specialist centre of information on the local history of Hertfordshire, covering many aspects of life in the county including the people, the environment, the geography and history etc.
Based at County Hall in Hertford, HALS comprises the former Hertfordshire Record Office and the county Local Studies Library, and offers an integrated service providing archives and local studies material, including over 6000 archive collections, 30,000 books, 30,000 images, 10,000 maps, and 200 newspaper and periodical titles.

If you are interested in researching your family history, the history of your house, town or village, or need help with a school local studies project, HALS can help you. There are two parts to the service:
* The Archive Reading Room, where visitors consult original documents. These include the records of the County Council, as well as local parish churches, families, estates and businesses.
* The Library, where visitors can see printed and published materials. These include books and pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, directories, theses, maps, photographs, sources on microfilm such as parish registers and wills, a range of CD-ROMs and the Internet.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9.00 - 19.30
Wednesday 9.00 - 17.00
Thursday 9.00 - 17.00
Friday 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday 9.00 - 13.00
(Closed Bank Holidays)

It is not necessary to book unless you wish to consult original documents on a Tuesday evening or Saturday morning.It is advisable to ring before you visit as some of our documents are stored off site.

Please note that original documents cannot be ordered during the last hour before closing.

Closed: Every Monday and all public Bank Holidays

Admission charges

No charge to view original documents

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of elsie knocker and mairi chisholm

When the Men Marched Away - Hertfordshire 1914 - 1918

  • 13 September 2014 10am-4pm

This study day explores life on the home front in our county. During the day there will be a programme of lectures, mini turorials and special events.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost £10.00. Booking essential. Tel: 0300 123 4049 and ask for the Local Studies Library.

Website

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/leisculture/heritage1/hals/exhibitions/ww1events

Members of the Women's Land Army (WLA) smile for the camera as they sit or stand in a horse-drawn cart in a sunny country lane.

Is There A War On?

  • 15 September 2014 12:30-1:15pm

Jennifer Ayto has been studying records held at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies. They provide a fascinating glimpse into what life was like at home during the war. Q and A included.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/leisculture/heritage1/hals/exhibitions/beat

Policeman

A Policeman's War

  • 13 October 2014 12:30-1:15pm

Bryan Little's grandfather was a policeman during the Great War, and he formed part of the guard for the Royal Small Arms Factory. Find out about this little known aspect of the war effort from his grandson. Q and A included.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/leisculture/heritage1/hals/exhibitions/beat

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