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Latest News

RootsTech2021 Online Family History event
25 – 27 February, 24 hours a day.
It is FREE, so why don’t you register? For more details click here

Membership Renewals by Cheque
Our Membership Secretary is unable to get to the bank
during lockdown. Any cheques received will be banked asap.
Your membership will be not be affected.

Census 2021
The next Census will be taken in March this year
For more information about it see here.

Research Centre
Our Research Centre is closed until further notice.
When we re-open we need more volunteers. See here
for details
Zoom Meetings
Where possible these meetings will be recorded
For details of how to access these recordings please see here.
Genealogy Database
Our database now has well over 1.9 million records.
For details of the recent additions please see here


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Picture Gallery
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Surname Interests
Surname Interests may be searched by clicking here.

The most recent interests are displayed below the Picture Gallery on the right of this page. Hover over the surname to show the period of interest & over county code to show the full.

To contact a member about their interest, click on the surname to go to the Search Results page & follow the instructions below the list of interests.

We hope that you make a successful link with others researching the same surname.

Office address:-
ESFH, c/o Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT

Harwich harbour with St Nicholas Church on the the skyline

Cressing Temple built by the Knights Templar c1137. This photograph is of the Barley Barn recognised as the oldest timber-framed barn in the world.

Thorrington Tide Mill ~ A weather-boarded tide mill built in 1831 with a breastshot waterwheel and three pairs of millstones.

Maldon Regatta September 2014

Latest Surname Interests

Name  County Parish
Crane ESS rochford
Wade ESS rochford
Hardy ESS
Thorogood ESS
Harding ESS
Bocking ESS Wickham St Paul or Halste
Golding ESS Wickham St Paul
Smith ESS Gestingthorpe
Samms ESS Finchingfield
Cook ESS Finchingfield
Newborn ESS Finchingfield
Mead / mede ESS Finchingfield
Daines ESS Sible Hedingham
Daines ESS Finchingfield
Daines ESS Bocking Church Street
Daines ESS Wethersfield
Daines ESS Toppesfield
Lucking ESS ALL
Furrow ESS EAST HANNINGFIELD
Ridgwell ESS ALL
Clark ESS
Lee ESS
Canham ESS
Ledys NAT
How ESS Glemsford
Brewster ESS Glemsford

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