History and heritage societies and organisations in Cambridgeshire

Cambridge University Heraldic & Genealogical Society

c/o Crossfield House, Dale Road, Stanton
Bury St Edmunds IP31 2DY


The Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society was formed as the result of the merger in 1957 of a previous society of the same name (founded 1950) with the Cambridge University Society of Genealogists (founded 1954). Four speaker meetings are held in each of the Michaelmas and Lent terms and a ninth at the beginning of the Easter term.

Cambridgeshire Association for Local History

PO BOX 1112
Cambridge CB21 4WP


One of our aims is to provide an umbrella service for all the local, family and social history societies, groups and clubs in Cambridgeshire. We also act as a central information hub taking in all the latest news of events or what is happening or affecting the history community both locally and nationally and disseminating that information out to the many history based societies, groups and clubs via our various networking facilities. we have a thriving individual and family membership.

Cambridgeshire Family History Society

43 Eachard Road
Cambridge CB3 0HZ


Cambridgeshire Family History Society (CFHS) supports family historians researching their ancestry in Cambridgeshire and beyond. Through transcription projects, CFHS helps to preserve original records by making them readily available to everyone.

Fenland Family History Society

Rose Hall, Walpole Bank, Walpole St Andrew
Wisbech PE14 7JD


The Fenland Family History Society was founded in 2001 to promote and encourage the study of family, local and social history with particular reference to persons having lived in, or having been associated with, the historical area now known as Fenland. Fenland comprises the former Isle of Ely, parts of South Lincolnshire and West Norfolk.

Huntingdonshire Family History Society

42 Crowhill, Godmanchester
Huntingdon PE29 2NR


Huntingdonshire Family History Society (HFHS) was founded in 1985 to help people to find out about their family history. The county reorganisation in 1974 saw Huntingdonshire become part of a greater Cambridgeshire.

Octavia Hill's Birthplace House Museum

8 South Brink
Wisbech PE13 1JB


The Birthplace House was built in about 1740 on Wisbech's South Brink. As a Grade II* listed building, it is particularly important as a building of outstanding architectural or historic interest. The house was home to James and Caroline Hill as they undertook the social reform activities on which their daughter's life work was based.

Peterborough & District Family History Society

7 Teasels, Deeping St James
Peterborough PE6 8SJ


We can help with genealogical resources when researching in the Soke of Peterborough and the cathedral areas.

Thorney Heritage Museum

The Tankyard, Station Road
Thorney, Peterborough PE6 0QE


The Thorney Heritage Museum is an independent museum operated by The Thorney Society. Our main aim is the preservation of the heritage of Thorney and to be a point of contact for education, research and general interest.

University of Cambridge Museums



University of Cambridge Museums is a consortium of the eight University Museums, which works in partnership with Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The University's collections are a world-class resource for researchers, students and members of the public representing the country's highest concentration of internationally important collections, all within walking distance of the City Centre.