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History House seeks to provide free information on the history of Essex to help you research your family history. The directories of Essex for 1848, 1863 and 1874 have been transcribed. It is hoped that other directories will follow. Other resources include 1826 and 1847 voters’ polls, gaol calendars, police records and newspaper articles.

Contact History House to include your web site on our A to Z list of Essex places providing it contains historical information.

History House is researched and written by Phil George.

I am happy to answer questions about Essex and give advice about tracking down your Essex ancestors. Please check your spam box for a reply as sometimes a reply email may end up there.


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Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Find your ancestors in the newspapers.
Try our example search to discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

Also look at other newspaper archives and learn how they can help you research your ancestors. >>more

Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?


Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. Throughout this site you will find many examples of postcards you can find on Ebay, some orginals, others digitally restored and enhanced. To go straight to the ebay pages this link is formatted for .