Our Journal

Ag. Lab. Chronicles – The Journal of Fenland Family History Society

This is published 2 – 3 times a year and is distributed free of charge to members. Back issues are also available for purchase from the Bookstall

Most issues include contact details for committee members, subscription information, time and location of meetings and our web site address.

The Fenland Family History Journals are now on Cd’s X3 – Nos 1-10, 11-20, 21-30 – Available through Bookstall

A list of contents for published Journals is available here in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format

Assistance to Members

The Society keeps a Members Interest List which is made available to members, free of charge.

The Society produces a Journal which includes a Queries Section in which members may publish details of any brick wall they need to breach in the hope that others may hold the clue. 

We also have a table at each meeting where members can post requests for help (from advice to a photograph of a local church or old family home) and volunteers can offer assistance.


We have started an index of Fenland Strays and our Strays Coordinator welcomes information on any Fenland Strays you find.

Library Facilities

The Society has a small reference library for use by its members. Books can be used at meetings. Where books are owned by the Society, or have been loaned on terms that allow it, they may be borrowed by members. 

Books from the reference library are available for a small fee (50p) for the maximum loan time of 2 months and second hand Family History books/magazines now available for sale for a small donation.


The Society untertakes a wide variety of projects. Projects currently being undertaken by members of the Society are:

  • Recording BMD’s from Star of the East newspaper for our Journal
  • Members attending the Family History room at Wisbech library 1st Tuesday each month (except August) to offer help & advice, 10am-12pm.
  • Manning our Family History Stand at various local functions

Completed Projects

  • Recording MI’s at Tydd St. Mary Church & cemetery – COMPLETED
  • Recording MI’s at Guyhirn Cemetery – COMPLETED
  • Recording MI’s at Wisbech St Mary Church & Cemetery – COMPLETED
  • Digitizing- Walsoken BMD registers – COMPLETED
  • Digitizing -Sutton St. Edmunds registers – COMPLETED
  • Recording- MI’s Sutton St. Edmunds – COMPLETED
  • Recording – MI’s Walpole St. Peter – COMPLETED
  • Reproducing & Amending MI’s Tilney St. Lawrence – COMPLETED