Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies's Profile
HALS works with communities in Hertfordshire to collect and preserve original documents covering many aspects of life in the county, including the environment, businesses, institutions and societies. We hold over 3,000,000 documents dating from 1060 to the present day. We:
- Encourage people to research their Hertfordshire family and local history
- Provide advice to communities helping them to look after their records or deposit them with us
- Promote community history through a network of community archives
- Offer a range of talks and events throughout the year
Preserve and promote archives for the study and enjoyment of Hertfordshire's unique heritage for all people who live and work here.