Waltham Family History Society

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Waltham Forest Family History Society
Established 1978
Contact Info
Address Meetings take place at Spruce Hill Baptist Church Hall, Brookscroft Road, Walthamstow, E.17
Email mcarroll@waitrose.com
Website www.wffhs.org.uk


The Waltham Forest Family History Society "was formed in the winter of 1978/9 within the London Borough of Waltham Forest..."


  • Links to various genealogy websites
  • Pictures of and around Walthamstow, Leyton, Leytonstone, Chingford, Essex


  • Monumental inscriptions at Queens Road Cemetery Walthamstow (looking for volunteers)
  • Monumental inscriptions and burial registers for St. Peter's in the Forest, Walthamstow
  • Monumental inscriptions at Chingford Mount Cemetery

Future Projects:

  • Indexing burial records held at Chingford Mount Cemetery- includes Queens Road Cemetery
  • Indexing absent voter from the WWI Electoral Registers for Chingford, Leyton, Leytonstone and Walthamstow

Benefits of Membership in Local Family History Societies

The following advantages and benefits of joining a local family history society will help you extend your pedigree and grow your knowledge and research skills in each England county:

  1. One of the best ways to discover other (distant) relatives, with whom to collaborate on family lines.
  2. Learn about events and local history which directly affected your ancestors.
  3. Know how/what effective search strategies and other critical approaches to employ in your research.
  4. Obtain numerous ideas for helping you overcome brickwalls in constructing your genealogy.
  5. Learn about, use, help create critical products being compiled by each society, such as transcribing or indexing churchyard, marriage, baptism, census, military, occupation, and etc records of the area or county, perhaps even helping to build data content for your parish[es] of interest (i.e.index) if desired.
  6. Purchase books, CDs, microfiche, or the services of knowledgeable and experienced local residents to perform "lookup" services for all those researching ancestry from remote areas around the world.
  7. Share/publish your ancestral surnames of interests for others to view and respond with help and assistance in various ways.