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

Benefits of Membership

  • Advertise your Surname Interests.

  • 3 Issues of the Essex Family Historian per year.

  • Access to Members Only Area. Items available include:-
  • Essex Genealogy Database

  • The Essex Gazetteer

  • The Essex Family Historian Archive

  • FindmyPast Subscription Discount Code

Latest News
Dave Wells 

It is with immense sadness that we report the death of Dave Wells. Dave was Editor of the Historian for several years until 2004. It was under his editorship that we won the Elizabeth Simpson Award.
Society AGMThe AGM has been held. The Agenda, Minutes of last years meeting and full accounts for 2020-21 can be viewed here
RootsTech2021 Online Family History eventOpen until February 2022 - 24 hours a day.
It is FREE! To visit click here

Zoom MeetingsWhere possible these meetings will be recorded. For details of how to access these recordings please see here.
Genealogy DatabaseOur database now has well over 1.9 million records. For details of the recent additions please see here


Online Shop
Click here to visit our online Shop. Here you can purchase any of the Society™s CDs & Research services with your Credit or Debit Card. To see our full Terms & Conditions click the link at the bottom of this page.

Picture Gallery
The Pictures of Essex shown on this page will change each time the page is loaded.

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

Paper Mill Lock on the Chelmer and Blackwater canal looking towards Maldon and the coast.

Church of St Andrew, Greensted-jixta-Ongar. The oldest wooden church in the world and the oldest wooden building standing in Europe. The nave of this Saxon church is built of logs.

The Harbour at Hanningfield Reservoir, Essex

Latest Surname Interests

Name  County Parish
Wall BKM Dinton
Benton ESS Epping
Cadman Birmingham
Cranfield ESS Little Yeldham
Barnard ESS High Roding
Verney CAM Whittlesey
Salmon ESS Broxted, Thaxted, Claveri
Cullingford SFK Butley
Allen Hot Springs, South Dakota
Seingier MDX Bow

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