The manuscripts produced in St Albans Abbey were dispersed when the monastery was dissolved in 1539. Fortunately, many have found their way into the collections of libraries and archives, and some can be seen online.
The SAHAAS Library holds a wide variety journals and periodicals, maps and other large format material, images (including photos and pictures), miscellaneous papers on a wide range of topics, and special collections.
The Hertfordshire Historic Environment Record (HER) spans the Palaeolithic to the 20th century and includes Neolithic and Bronze Age barrows, Iron Age hill forts, Roman villas, medieval settlements, field systems, buildings (both historic and more recent), industrial sites, railways and canals.
The county’s archive service holds a huge range of historical documents, photographs, maps and records.
The Muniment Room in St Albans Cathedral houses an extensive collection of source material concerning the Abbey both as a parish church and as the seat of the bishop.
The St Albans Borough Archive is an important and extensive collection of over 9,500 items relating to the city's history dating from the medieval period to the late 20th century. You can search the St Albans Borough Archive online.
This collection of probate documents dating from 1600 to 1615 provides rich insights into the lives of the people, their occupations and trades, and the economy of the town.
The Heritage Gateway provides access to over 14,000 archaeological records, drawn from many local authorities, including Hertfordshire County Council and St Albans City & District Council.
Find My Past has digitised and indexed many of Hertfordshire's parish registers, dating back to 1538.
The Society has copies of records from a survey of workers’ housing in the St Albans carried out in 1924.
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