Chairman - Mr Roger Thompson, 7 Buckleys Close, Wickham Bishops, Witham, CM8 3PA
E-mail -

Secretary - Mrs Gillian Peregrine

Each of our Branches has a volunteer contact (click "Contact us" at the top of this page) who is able to provide help and information to members by e-mail regarding the area covered by the Branch. Our Colchester Branch covers the Colchester area of the County and the contact for these enquiries is Mrs Pauline Adlem at

Meetings of the Branch are held at Cardinal Bourne Hall, Priory Street, Colchester CO1 2QB usually on the second Saturday of the month but always check the actual dates below . The hall is open from 1.45pm and our meetings start at 2.15pm. Refreshments are made available during the afternoon. There is some free parking behind the Cardinal Bourne Hall (turn right into St. Augustine Mews and it is the first entrance on your left). There is also ample pay & display car parking across the road.

The programme of meetings is as follows:

11th March 2017 - Land Tax Assessments by Eric Probert

8th April 2017 - They Won't Hang Me - will they? The Trial of an Essex Swing Rioter by Michael Holland

13th May 2017 - Maps for Family Historians by Charlie Mead

10th June 2017 - The Origin and Development of Surnames by Derek Palgrave

8th July 2017 - Genealogists Question Tiime

August 2017 - No Meeting

9th September 2017 - A.G.M. & Workshop Afternoon

14th October 2017 - Little Holland and Clacton during the Great War by Roger Kennell

11th November 2017 - T.B.A.

2nd December 2017 - A to Z of Christmas by Eric Probert

At each meeting our research facilities consisting of a library of genealogy books, fiche and CD's together with two laptop computers (with internet access) are available for people to use. The branch CD stall is also available.

Don't forget to look at the reports from some of our recent meetings.
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