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Latest News

Trinity House
Following our recent talk on Trinity House we have
been told their archives are at London Metopolitan Archives

The Offical History of Trinity House (Light Upon the Waters)
is available from Trinity house at
WEA Billericay Branch Online Course
The Billericay Branch of the WEA are running
an online course entitled "Who Does Billericay Think It Is"
For full details please click here

RootsTech2021 Online Family History event
Open until February 2022 - 24 hours a day.
It is FREE! To visit click here

Research Centre
Our Research Centre is due to re-open in July.

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

Online Shop
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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

Thaxted Guildhall built by the guild of Cutlers in 1390

Steeple Bumpstead Moot Hall known as the "Old Schole" was built in 1592 by the inhabitants on land rented from the Crown

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
Malton ESS Ashen
Sell ESS Saffron Walden
Juniper ESS
Grimsey ESS Harwich
Monk ESS The Rodings
Freshwater ESS Heybridge
Clarke ESS Ilford, Barking, Grays,et
Tooke NFK Forncett St Peter
Robe DUR Sunderland
Griggs ESS Elsenham
Wyten ESS Gainscorn
Stringer ESS Barkingside
Bannister ESS Ingatestone
Lowe ESS Chelmsford
Ansbury ESS Dovercourt
Suckling Finchingfield
Crow(e) ESS Stebbing, Barking
Hurrell ESS Barking, Dagenham, Orsett
Lambert ESS
Claydon ESS Rayne
Bush ESS Messing
Wells ESS Colchester
Williams ESS High Laver
Barnard ESS High Laver
Sheldrake ESS Chelmsaford
Bonner ESS Rayleigh
Baker CAM Bartlow
Baker ESS Great Sampford

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