Essex Society for Family History

Family History Federation Member

Registered Charity No 290552

Essex Society for Family History

Family History Federation Member

Registered Charity No 290552

The Society for everyone, young and old,

with an interest in their family history,

especially those with ancestors from Essex.

As well as our website with online shop, we offer

  • Frequent online talks and workshops with live local audiences (COVID permitting)

  • Research Centre within the Essex Record Office at Chelmsford

As a member, you can:

  • Get regular magazines each year

  • Advertise your Surname Interests and edit your own advert at any time

  • Search our database of Parish Register & Gravestone Transcriptions

  • Watch recordings of past talks

  • View archive of our magazines plus exchange journals from other FHS

Come and join us. Become a member, with immediate effect.

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Latest News Events Calendar Latest Surname Interests

Announcements
Genealogy Challenge Trail

This is for all our members from the UK and all over the world, with some great prizes. All you need to do is follow the genealogical clues to help solve a crime. If you are not a member then simply join the Society to take part.

To take part simply click the button below to go to the Genealogy Trail page. If you are not already logged in the button will take you to the login page. Once logged in you will be automatically redirected to the Genealogy Challenge page.

Start Genealogy Trail
Our Society's 50th Anniversary
This year our Society is 50 years old.
We will be holding various events to celebrate this milestone.
Details of the events will be posted here as they become available.
Volunteers Urgently needed for the following ESFH Posts
Post Person to Contact
Assistant Secretary Jean-Marc Bazzoni
Assistant Treasurer Tanya Sewell
Communications Manager & Assistant Andrea Hewitt
Data Controller Assistant John Young
Assistant Editor Jean-Marc Bazzoni
Assistant Membership Secretary Ann Turner
Assistant Monumental Inscription Co-ordinator Yvonne Tunstill
Assistant Programme Co-ordinator Meryl Rawlings
All of the above can be contacted via the Contact us Page.

Office address:-
ESFH, c/o Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT

St John the Baptist Church, Little Maplestead often known as the Round Church because it has a circular Nave. It was built by the Knights Hospitaller c1340.

The Fox Inn ~ a 16th century inn on the Green at Finchingfield

Paper Mill Lock on the Chelmer and Blackwater canal which was opened in 1797 to connect Chelmsford to the Coast.

Thorrington Tide Mill ~ A weather-boarded tide mill built in 1831 with a breastshot waterwheel and three pairs of millstones.

Stony Lane, Thaxted

Cressing Temple built by the Knights Templar c1137. This photograph is of the Wheat Barn, one of two of the finest Templar built barns in Europe. .

Layer Marney Tower is a Tudor Palace dating from 1520

High Easter Church

Mountnessing Post Mill ~ built in 1807. It is a fine example of the Millwright's craft of that time

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