Essex Society for Family History

Family History Federation Member

Registered Charity No 290552

Essex Society for Family History

Family History Federation Member

Registered Charity No 290552

Benefits of Membership

  • Advertise your Surname Interests.

  • 3 Issues of the Essex Family Historian per year.

  • Access to Members Only Area. Items available include:-
  • Essex Genealogy Database

  • The Essex Gazetteer

  • The Essex Family Historian Archive

  • FindmyPast Subscription Discount Code

Latest NewsEric Probert - Vice President 

It is with immense sadness that we report the death of Eric Probert. Eric served as Chairman from 2004-2006 & again from 2011-2012. He also served as a Vice Chairman. He was made a Vice President in September 2019 a position he held until his death. Our condolences go to his wife Janet and the family.
Society AGMThe AGM has been held. The Agenda, Minutes of last years meeting and full accounts for 2020-21 can be viewed here
RootsTech2021 Online Family History eventOpen until February 2022 - 24 hours a day.
It is FREE! To visit click here

Zoom MeetingsWhere possible these meetings will be recorded. For details of how to access these recordings please see here.
Genealogy DatabaseOur database now has well over 1.9 million records. For details of the recent additions please see here


Online Shop
Click here to visit our online Shop. Here you can purchase any of the Society's CDs & Research services with your Credit or Debit Card. To see our full Terms & Conditions click the link at the bottom of this page.

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 county name.

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

Restored Tudor House in the Village of Writtle near Chelmsford

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

St John the Baptist Church, Little Maplestead often known as the Round Church because it has a circular Nave. It was built by the Knights Hospitaller c1340.

Latest Surname Interests

Name  County Parish
Freeman GLS Bristol
Eaton BDF Turvey
Erisey CON All
Davey ESS White Notley
Chard DOR All
Covington BDF Turvey
Clare BDF Stagsden
Cavanagh WEX Kilmuckridge
Cavanagh Dublin
Carter Dublin
Wicker ESS Halstead
Willis ESS Panfield
Campion ESS Boreham

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