HEADQUARTERS - CHELMSFORD
Acting Chairman and Deputy Webmaster
Mr Paul Stirland
23 Leys Road
email - via the 'Contact Us' button displayed above.
Programme Secretary: Mrs Meryl Rawlings,
Contact may be made via the 'Contact Us' button shown above.
Each of our Branches has a volunteer contact (click on "Contact Us" at the top of the page) who is able to provide help and information to members by e-mail regarding the area covered by that Branch.
Our Chelmsford HQ covers the Central area of the County and the contact for these enquiries is Mrs Meryl Rawlings.
General Family History interest meetings are held in the Galleywood Heritage Centre on Galleywood Common, Margaretting Road, Chelmsford normally on the third Saturday each month, excepting August. These afternoon meetings commence at 2.00pm.
Tutorials/Technology talks, particularly aimed at beginners, are also held from 10.30am at the Centre on the same day. Topics will alternate between technology-based talks and general interest talks to aid those newer to family history research.
From time to time short talks/presentations of interest to members will be given starting at 12.45pm approx.
The Galleywood Centre is open from 10.00am and the first of our meetings begins at 10.30am. Refreshments are available at all times between talks. There is free parking at the Centre and an overflow area on the Common itself. A stall with the full range of CDs published by the Society is available as well as a Help and Information desk to assist you with your research.
Click here to see reports of recent meetings
- 10.30am Morning session: The ESFH Website and SEAX explained
by Ian Boreham
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: The First Blitz - from the outset of World War I the Germans worked on plans to destroy the heart of the British Empire in a firestorm delivered from the air. Beginning with the first Zeppelin airship raids of 1915 to the Gotha and Giant bombers that followed. This talk explores the effect on London, the civilian population and the legacy that remains visible to the present day.
by Charlie Mead
- 10.30am Morning session: How to knock down brick walls with the help of your cousins - looking at both records-based research and DNA - as well as explaining how the
LostCousins website can help
by Peter Calver
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: A History of Surnames
by Charlie Haylock
- 10.30am Morning session: Galleywood History through its Archives
by Susan Wilson and Phil Walters
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: A History of Crittalls
by Natalie Banks
- 10.30am Morning session: Making the Most of a computer for Family History
by Eric Probert
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: Wind and Water - a brief history of milling
by Peter Jones
- 10.30am Morning session: London Metropolitan Archives
by Louise Harrison
- 1.30pm Intermediate session: AGM - followed by ...
- 2.30pm Afternoon session: 19th Century Agricultural Labourers 1800-1870 (Part 1) - the second talk will take place in 2019 and take the story to the Great War
by Ted Woodgate
- All day: Essex Society for Family History Open Day - All are welcome!
More details will be added later.
- 10.30am Morning session: Essex in London - Ancestral Research in parts of Essex now within London Boroughs
by Eric Probert
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: Hylands House in the Great War - World War One was a busy time at Hylands, owned at the time by Sir Daniel Gooch, - on Thursday 14th August 1914 Hylands Military Hospital opened and on Friday 11th April 1918 it closed. During this time about 1500 soldiers were treated there, and we have the stories of a few of them. There were also reviews of local troops in the park by both the King and Lord Kitchener.
by Linda Knock
- 10.30am Morning session: Family History Question Time
by the resident Experts
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: Seasonal Customs and Traditions in Essex
by Mark Lewis
For further information about the programmes contact the Programme Secretary:
Mrs Meryl Rawlings via the 'Contact Us'. button above
Postal address etc - please see top of this page
Don't forget to look at the reports from some
of our recent meetings.
Last updated: 29/03/2018 12:05:02