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Latest News

Arthur Stanley Newens
We regret to announce the death of Stan Newens,
longstanding ESFH member. See tribute here

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

Essex Branch of Historical Association
For details of their next two talks 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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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.

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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

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

St Osyth Priory Gatehouse. Founded c.1121.

Church of St Andrew, Greensted-jixta-Ongar. The oldest wooden church in the world and the oldest wooden building standing in Europe. The nave of this Saxon church is built of logs.

Stony Lane, Thaxted

Latest Surname Interests

Name  County Parish
Tate ESS Prittlewell
Joslin ESS orsett
Philbrick ESS orsett
Knapp ESS
Harris ESS West Ham
Greenhill ESS
Minter ESS Rochford
May ESS Beaumont-cum-Moze
May ESS Lt/Gt Oakley
Hunter ESS Colchester
Siggs SFK Haverhill
Siggs ESS Aveley
Siggs ESS Waltham Abbey
Siggs ESS Tiptree Heath
Wallis ESS Inworth
Wallis ESS Wickham Bishops
Whitt St Martin in the Fields
Olley MDX St Martin in the Fields
Ardley ESS
Ardley SFK Glemsford
Barker ESS
Barker SFK Bury St Edmunds
Smith ESS Woodham Ferris
Abbott ESS Great Dunmow
Arnsby ESS Coggeshall/Little Coggesh
Mereday/merriday ESS Coggeshall/Little Coggesh
Perry ESS Stanford Rivers
Brewer ESS Blackmore
Brewer ESS Stanford Rivers
Washington ESS Stapleford Abbotts

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