Where we meet:
The Branch meets at the St. John's Arts & Recreation Centre, Market Street, Harlow, CM17 0AJ .
This building is the former St John the Baptist church which has been converted into a well used recreation centre.  It is an appropriate building for family historians to meet.

When we meet:
The Branch meets on the first Saturday of each month.
Doors open at 2.15 pm so that members can discuss their research and make use of our facilities.  These comprise of a library of genealogy books, available for loan to Society members, and internet access where we can give help in using on line sources, including our Society databases
Our talks start at 2.45 pm.  They last for about one hour, followed by refreshments and discussion.

All are welcome at the meetings, so come along and meet other family historians.

Our Programme:
The programme of meetings can also be seen on our 'ESFH Events' page



In anticipation that the level of infection continues to fall, we are planning to resume our meetings in September, with the AGM followed by a talk.

We plan to use the large hall at the ARC so that we can maintain good separation.We will start our meeting later than usual, to ensure that the venue is clear.

Please do not arrive before 2:40 pm.

We are sorry that will not be able to use the kitchen facility so you may wish to bring your own flask of tea.

If circumstances change, we will, of course, have no hesitation in cancelling meetings.

5 Sep 2020    3:00 pm    Annual General Meeting

  3:20 pm   Talk on ‘The Poor Law’ by Susie Croft

3 Oct 2020    3:00 pm    The Home Guard by Neil Whiffen

7 Nov 2020   3:00 pm    Talks by Members Click here to see details.
                                       Hear about some ancestors with whom our members would most like to be
                                       able to meet and question.

5 Dec 2020    3:00 pm    Christmas Quiz with Elizabeth Cox

Don't forget to look at the 'Reports' of talks that we have enjoyed at recent meetings.Reports of previous Talks:

Our People:
Chairman - Miss Elizabeth Cox, 9 Riverside Court, Cambridge Road, Harlow, Essex CM20 2AD
Telephone - UK 01279 434267 International +44 1279 434267
E-mail - emt.cox2@btinternet.com

Secretary - Mrs Sue Spiller, 31 Ash Tree Field, Harlow, CM20 1QD
E-mail - suespiller@yahoo.co.uk

Local Information:
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 Harlow Branch covers Harlow. Epping, Ongar, Hatfield Heath, Hatfield Broad Oak and the villages in between and the contact for these enquiries is Mrs Sue Spiller at suespiller@yahoo.co.uk

News etc from West Essex (Harlow) branch may now also be found on Facebook at

West Essex Branch ( Harlow ) Essex Society for Family History 

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