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Latest News

RootsTech2021 Online Family History event
Open until February 2022 - 24 hours a day.
It is FREE! To visit click here

Membership Renewals by Cheque
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.

Census 2021
The next Census will be taken in March this year
For more information about it see here.

Research Centre
Our Research Centre is closed until further notice.
When we re-open we need more volunteers. See here
for details
Zoom Meetings
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Genealogy Database
Our database now has well over 1.9 million records.
For details of the recent additions please see here


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Surname Interests
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.

Office address:-
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

Latest Surname Interests

Name  County Parish
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Cozens ESS Theydon Garnon
Surridge ESS Stapleford Abbots
Seach ESS Navestock
Daniels ESS
Pettit ESS
Halliday ESS Copford
Disney ESS Colchester
Cranmer ESS Colchester
Bunton ESS Copford
Bunting ESS Copford
Orrin ESS Colchester
Barfield ESS Colchester
Bateman ESS Colchester
Jennings ESS White Notley
Tunbridge ESS Bocking
Hicks ESS Fairstead
Mott ESS Witham
Nelson ESS Great Braxted
Leswell ESS Coggeshall
Morfee ESS Colchester
Taylcott ESS Colchester
Tayspill ESS Colchester
Williams MDX Westminster
Moule ESS Halstead
Oliver ESS Brentwood
Fell ESS
Fessenden KEN
Candler ESS Little Clacton
Turner ESS Bradfield

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