Welcome to the East of London Family History Society, formed in 1978 by a group of enthusiasts who shared an interest in family history research in the historic area to the east of the City of London.

Now a registered charity with over 3,200 members worldwide the Society has no central offices, telephones or paid staff and all our services are provided by volunteer members.

The Society’s geographic area of interest is that part of Greater London, north of the Thames, east of the old City of London gates of Aldgate and Bishopsgate, and through the modern day London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Barking and Dagenham through Redbridge to the edge of Metropolitan Essex at Havering.

Whether you are new to studying family history or a seasoned genealogist we hope you will find something to interest you.

Melissa Ford


The East of London Family History Society