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Essex Record Office Bulletin

The latest monthly bulletin from the Essex Record Office has just been released (pdf). In September, the Record Office’s Discovery Day is being attended by Dr Nick Barrett family historian and television presenter and he will be on hand to answer questions. On 14 July there is a conference on an often under-used historical record, […]

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History of Springfield Gaol

If your ancestors were locked up in Springfield Gaol or you’ve found our pages on the Gaol of interest, then you will certainly find a forthcoming talk by prison officers Mick Tyler and Colin Brown even more informative. Their talk will cover crime and punishment, stories of the convicts, tales of public executions, and the […]

Colchester Archaeological Trust reports

The latest reports from the Colchester Archaeological Trust are now available. They include examination of some diverse sites across Essex. An excavation of a World War Two air-raid shelter at Birch Church of England Primary School; the former Cavalry Barracks of the Colchester Garrison; a barn and cart lodge at Hatfield Broad Oak; and building […]

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Essex Ancestors: parish registers

The Essex Record Office has now gone live on their pay-to-browse access to parish registers (Essex Ancestors section of SEAX). Previously the access was free. The project has been delayed as they wished to test the system thoroughly before its launch. To examine parish registers online now requires pay-to-browse subscription. The good news is that […]

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Scottish and Irish ancestors?

If you find that your once Essex ancestors now have Scottish and Irish ancestry then the following new resources may help. Ancestry.co.uk have now published the Irish Catholic Parish Records which cover from 1742 to 1884, and have extended the Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes on their site by a further 40 million records. […]

Railway Employment Records

Ancestry.co.uk have announced the release of Railway Employment Records, 1833-1963. This is database of employment-related records from a number of railway companies in England, Scotland, and Wales, covering the period 1833 until 1963. From the very start of railways in this country and the boom and bust period of the railway mania, to their vital […]

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