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Tithe Maps and your family history

The Genealogist has released a database of tithe maps and their schedules for England and Wales covering 40 counties and containing over 14 million names. These maps were drawn up in England and Wales following the passing of the Tithe Commutation Act, 1836. Tithe maps and their accompanying tithe apportionment schedules can help you research […]

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Magna Carta Exhibition at Braintree Museum

Braintree District Museum are organizing an exhibition and a diverse programme of events to promote the important local context of the Magna Carta story, and to investigate what the local area was like in the late 12th – early 13th centuries. The exhibition will be running at the Museum from 22 September 2015 until 30th […]

World War One – unit war diaries

World War One army unit war diaries are now available on Ancestry.co.uk On Ancestry.co.uk are two new collections of regimental war diaries: France, Belgium and Germany, 1914-1920; and Gallipoli and Dardanelles, 1914-1916. If you know the name of the regiment your ancestor served in during World War One then you can now find out some […]

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More Wills at the Essex Record Office

The Essex Record Office (ERO) has just announced a recent new upload of 22,500 wills to their Essex Ancestors service. You can now view online Wills which were created before c.1720 and now held in the ERO. The remaining Wills from c.1720-1858 are to be uploaded in the near future. Essex Ancestors is a pay […]

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Have you researched the Huguenots of Colchester?

Have you researched the Huguenots of Colchester? The Friends of Colchester Museums are hosting an event in September 2015 on the subject of the Huguenot migration to England during the 16th – 17th centuries and are looking for a speaker with local knowledge of the Huguenots in Colchester. The event will commence with a speaker […]

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Kelvedon Hatch, 1840 – 1920: A Guided Tour

History House is pleased to announce the publication of a new book: Kelvedon Hatch, 1840 – 1920: A Guided Tour. The book takes you on a guided tour of Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, during the 19th and early 20th centuries. With the help of photographs, newspapers, parish records and census returns, the story of each house […]

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