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● The Essex Family Historian three times a year.
● Access to Members Only Area. Items available include:-
● Essex Genealogy Database
● The Essex Gazetteer
● The Essex Family Historian Archive
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Our Membership Secretary is unable to get to the bank
during lockdown. Any cheques received will be banked asap.
Your membership will be not be affected.
The next Census will be taken in March this year
For more information about it see here.
Our Research Centre is closed until further notice.
When we re-open we need more volunteers. See here for details
Where possible these meetings will be recorded
For details of how to access these recordings please see here.
Our database now has well over 1.9 million records.
For details of the recent additions please see here
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The Pictures of Essex shown to the right of this page will change each time the page is loaded.
Surname Interests may be searched by clicking here.
The most recent interests are displayed below the Picture Gallery on the right of this page. Hover over the surname to show the period of interest & over county code to show the full.
To contact a member about their interest, click on the surname to go to the Search Results page & follow the instructions below the list of interests.
We hope that you make a successful link with others researching the same surname.
ESFH, c/o Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
St Osyth Priory Gatehouse. Founded c.1121.
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 ~ a16th century inn on the Green at Finchingfield
Ingatestone Hall Gatehouse
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