The Society publishes editions of original documents relating to Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area. The volumes, which range from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, have introductions and notes to make the sources accessible to all Cambridgeshire people interested in their local and family history, and to historians worldwide. The Society also republishes unavailable printed works and historical maps.
The work of transcription, translation and editing of texts and the preparation of volumes is done voluntarily by editors with expertise in the subject. The membership subscriptions finance the costs of preparing and publishing the volumes. In some cases individual volumes have received grants towards costs.
[See PUBLICATIONS for list of our volumes and detailed descriptions. See PURCHASING for details on how to buy and a downloadable Order Form with Price list]
Membership: Members receive a free copy of every work published during their period of membership. Membership is open to individuals, libraries, schools and other institutions at an annual subscription of £17.50 (£25 for members living overseas). In addition to their free volume, members can purchase volumes at a member’s price, usually two thirds of the retail price. The Society aims to publish a volume a year.
[See MEMBERSHIP for details of membership and downloadable Membership Form]
Annual Meeting and Lecture: The Society holds an annual meeting with a talk usually related to the current publication with the original documents available to view. [See NEWS for information on events and volumes in progress]