Hertfordshire, England Genealogy

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Location of Hertfordshire in England

Hertfordshire (abbreviated Herts) is located in the East region of England, and is one of the home counties.

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Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Hertfordshire.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Hertfordshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Hertfordshire and the parishes covered by each. 

Read more about England Civil Registration.


See a list of the Hertfordshire parishes with links to articles.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Hertfordshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Hertfordshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Hertfordshire Probate Records.


To view a list of web sites and/or web pages for Hertfordshire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.

Hertfordshire Names Online: Courtesy fo the Hertfordshire Record Office