Links to useful websites

By Kathryn Betts

The following websites may be of interest:

Meldreth

Meldreth Parish Council
General information on the village, its facilities and on the Parish Council itself.

Bedfordshire Regiment (Meldreth War Memorial)
This website, created by a Meldreth resident, includes comprehensive information on the Meldreth War Memorial.

Roll of Honour website (Meldreth)
Includes information on the men whose names are listed on the war memorial.

The Victoria County History for Meldreth
Invaluable source of information on the history of the village.

Meldreth Matters
Meldreth Matters is the village's monthly magazine.  First published in 1988, issues from January 2009 onwards are available online.

Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire History

Cambridge Antiquarian Society (CAS)
The CAS was founded in 1840 to provide access for local people to the local history, architecture and archaeology of Cambridgeshire (which now includes the old County of Huntingdon and the new Unitary Authority of Peterborough).

Every year they publish The Conduit, a listing of the activities and organisations in Cambridgeshire connected with and concerned about the archaeology, architecture, archives, family and local history and museums of the county.

Cambridgeshire Archives
Cambridgeshire Archives holds archives and other information sources relating to the former administrative areas of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely.  There is an online catalogue, "Calm", which contains some of the holdings.

Camridgeshire Association for Local History
Local history news, events and resources.

The Cambridgeshire Collection
The Cambridgeshire Collection, based at Central Library, Cambridge, contains a comprehensive range of material relating to the former historic County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely.  Many of its holdings are listed on the "Calm" online catalogue.

Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN)
A network of 48 digital archives and over 15,000 records from places across Cambridgeshire.  

Cambridgeshire Family History Society
Contains information and resources of interest to those with Cambridgeshire ancestors.

Harston History Website
The nearby village of Harston, launched its website in November 2015.

Melbourn Village Website
This website for Meldreth's neighbour also includes a history section.

Mike Petty's Internet Archive
Mike Petty is a well known local historian who was instrumental in setting up the Cambridgeshire Collection. He has kindly uploaded some of his articles from the last fifty years to the internet archive. Of particular interest is the downloadable 'Cambridgeshire Scrapbook 1897-1989' which runs to some 4,000 pages.

Orwell History Website
Our neighbours in Orwell launched their excellent website in January 2013.

Royston & District Family History Society
Includes information about the Society, a diary of events and publications list.

Royston Museum
Located in Royston town centre, the museum houses an interesting collection including archaeological finds, costumes and textiles, art and other items of local interest.  In addition to the display there is an extensive photographic, newspaper, and document archive (made available for research purposes by appointment).

Shepreth Village Website
Information on the neighbouring village of Shepreth.

Whaddon Village Website
This website has a history section as well as information on the present day neighbouring village of Whaddon.

General Websites

British Association for Local History (BALH)
BALH's purpose is to encourage and assist the study of Local History as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups.

Marriage Records
Includes hints and tips for finding marriages and links to a number of different websites that hold marriage details, plus lots of general information and advice for family historians.

Oral History Society
The Oral History Society promotes the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories of the past.

Useful Tools


If searching for ancestors on the internet, try this website, which will construct a Google search for you and produces excellent results.

Cambridge Alumni may be looked up using this free website.

This page was added by Kathryn Betts on 28/03/2011.

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