NORTH WEST ESSEX BRANCH - SAFFRON WALDEN
Where we meet:
Saffron Walden Baptist Church,
Due to Covid-19 Rules no meetings will be held
at this Venue until further notice
When we meet:
The Branch meets quarterly on second Thursday of the month.
Our meetings start at 8.00 pm. They last for about two hours, including refreshments.
All are welcome at the meetings, so come along and meet other family historians.
Programme of meetings
All ESFH meetings are detailed on the ESFH Events page. The list can be filtered by host branch.
(Click here to see reports of recent meetings)
A History of Saffron Walden can be seen here
ESFH North West Essex Branch was established in 1986, and our programme is based on an educational and participative mix encompassing historical and parish transcriptions, coupled with occasional speakers covering both family and social history; the aim being to appeal to, and embrace, all family historians no matter what their experience or background.
A project that the Saffron Walden Branch of ESFH undertook was the transcription of the grave records for Saffron Walden Cemetery dating back to the 1850s. When control of the cemetery passed to Saffron Walden Town Council, access to this invaluable resource came to an end. Following collaboration between The Recorders of Uttlesford History and the Essex Society for Family History this material, which has been updated to 2017 (over 13,950 entries) is now available to researchers and family historians online through the Saffron Walden Historical Society website . https://saffronwaldenhistory.org.uk/resources/
A second major initiative, undertaken by the Saffron Walden Branch and which was completed in 2020, was to transcribe the Baptism records for St. Mary's Parish Church, Saffron Walden. More than 12,900 records can be seen in summary through the link above. Look out for our Branch's 3rd CD of baptisms up to 1814, released in April 2019, packed with additional information and allowing you to search in family groups. Visit the ESFH online Shop to order.
STOP PRESS: October 2020. Access to ALL 19,300 baptisms now available through the members area of the website under "christenings" .
Chairman - Janice Sharpe, 4 Victoria Avenue, Saffron Walden CB11 3AE
Telephone: UK 01799 527718 International +44 1799 527718
E-mail: - Contact may be made via the 'Contact us' button shown above.
Secretary: - Michael Furlong