Hertfordshire, England Genealogy

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Hertfordshire or Herts county is located in the central part of England.

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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.