Welcome To The Shop

Welcome to the Shop!  Selecting items through the steps described below will allow you to place items in your shopping basket and then go to the check out. Postage and packing costs, determined according to weight and destination, will be calculated at the check out and displayed before final payment.


The Society has developed two modestly priced research aids, one relating to the history of a family, through a tree, and the other relating to the history of a house, building up a picture of the building itself and the families that have lived there.


We also have third-party books related to the history and genealogy of the HDFHS area. These are very useful for reference materials and also perfect as presents! Various subjects including biographies, local histories, place and name guides and aspects of family history research.


Transcriptions of the census returns for 1841 and 1851 are available in booklet and CD format. These can be useful research tools as they provide a complete reference in one place.


Memorial Inscriptions are the records written on gravestones and monuments. These can be valuable sources of information for linking together family group members and those who died in infancy or childhood. If you are interested in volunteering to collect more of these records, have a look at the ‘Help Us’ section.


Within the Society’s geographical area of interest there was a rapid and strong rise of the non-Anglican, Chapel movement, in various shapes and sizes. These were known as non-conformist establishments and our catalogue can be browsed through the button below.


Over a number of years the Society has developed a large collection of transcription booklets, some of which are also available on CD or as downloadable files. The first step with these records is to determine the location of interest. The Anglican, or Church of England, locations are grouped under the name of the then prevailing Ancient Parish, sometimes referred to as the Mother Church, in which they were located. In the section below, click on the Ancient Parish in either the list on the left or the map on the right, to see what collections are available. If you have an interest in a specific location but you are not sure in which Ancient Parish it is situated then check our places page for more information.