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  ●  3 Issues of the Essex Family Historian per year.

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 ●  Essex Genealogy Database 

 ●  The Essex Gazetteer

 ●  The Essex Family Historian Archive

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Latest News Society AGM The AGM has been held. The Agenda, Minutes of last years meeting and full accounts for 2020-21 can be viewed here
Trinity House Following our recent talk on Trinity House we have been told their archives are at London Metropolitan Archives
The Offical History of Trinity House (Light Upon the Waters) is available from Trinity house at
RootsTech2021 Online Family History event Open until February 2022 - 24 hours a day.
It is FREE! To visit click
Research Centre Our Research Centre has now reopened.
Zoom Meetings Where possible these meetings will be recorded. For details of how to access these recordings please see here.
Genealogy Database Our 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
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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

High Easter Church

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

Cressing Temple built by the Knights Templar c1137. This photograph is of the Barley Barn recognised as the oldest timber-framed barn in the world.

Latest Surname Interests

Name  County Parish
Williams west ham
Felton ESS Belchamp
Calmore ESS
Breckwith ESS
Fownes LND
Dyer LIN Dedham
Banister ESS Sible Hedingham
Palmer ESS Sible Hedingham
Ridgewell ESS Sible Hedingham
Poole ESS Sible Hedingham
Ruffle ESS Sible Hedingham
Harknett ESS Roydon/Epping
Everett ESS Sible Hedingham
Norris ESS Stock
Norris ESS Great Baddow
Knopp ESS Elmstead
Taylor MDX Grey Friars Christchurch
Blackwell OXF Steeple Barton
Burton ESS High Ongar
Any performers, circus, f
And associated
Evans ESS Halstead
Sudbury ESS Halstead
Evans ESS Halstead
Curtis ESS Halstead
Baines / baynes/ banes ESS Sampford /Debden /Wimbish

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