Other useful local and national heritage organisations and resources

Hertfordshire Heritage Hub

The University of Hertfordshire’s Heritage Hub brings together expertise from a range of academic disciplines to support heritage engagement activities.   For more information, visit herts.ac.uk/heritage-hub.  Follow the Hub on twitter @UHHeritageHub

University of Hertfordshire’s First World War Engagement Centre

The University of Hertfordshire is also a specialist centre supporting research into everyday life on the home front during World War One, an area sometimes overlooked in favour of a focus on the experience of soldiers overseas.  They support and can fund collaborative projects between academics and community history groups. They also host a range of events and workshops exploring their research themes.  Find out more at everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk  Email: firstworldwar@herts.ac.uk Twitter: @FWWLives

Hertfordshire Records Society

The Hertfordshire Record Society was founded in 1985 with the aim of making Hertfordshire’s great written heritage accessible to everyone. Every year the society publishes a new volume of transcribed and edited records. Most volumes are now illustrated in colour. Membership of the society is open to all.

East Anglian Film Archive

The East Anglian Film Archive contains thousands of hours of moving image material on different formats. The film and video which date back to 1896, are mainly non-fiction material, such as advertising films, corporate videos, documentaries, family and personal films, home movies, local newsreels and television news, publicity films, educational material, travelogues, and films by civic bodies and regional organisations.

Subjects that are particularly well represented in the collections include images of workers, communities, agriculture and fishing, industry, transport, the effects of the weather, popular culture, holidays, personal history and family life. Sound tracks often provide a record of local speech patterns, accent and dialect and period music.

Hertfordshire Family History Society

This is a volunteer run society which aims to educate and inform the general public about genealogy in Hertfordshire.  They host a monthly events programme and are engaged in a variety of projects and publications.  For more information, visit their website.

Oral History Society

The OHS offer advice, training, conferences and publications to support the gathering, storing and sharing of oral histories.  Find out more at ohs.org.uk

Hertfordshire Libraries Reminiscence Collection

This collection of resources is available free of charge to Hertfordshire Library card holders for use in reminiscence work. For more information visit the website.

Hertfordshire Museums Reminiscence Collections

Visit the Hertfordshire Association of Museums website to find out if your local museum has a reminiscence collection
available for loan.  More information at hertfordshiremuseums.org.uk

This page was added on 30/05/2016.

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