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WDYTYA Magazine

The March 2011 edition of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine will be of interest to those with Essex ancestors. The CD which comes with the magazine has several useful items. 1933 Kelly’s Directory of Essex Essex memorial inscriptions Essex Regiment Army Lists from the Boer War and the First World War A selection […]

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Mileposts and Milestones

Image by John V Nicholls CC-BY Nowadays with GPS, Sat Nav’s, and online maps such as multi-map and google maps, we forget that in previous centuries finding your way around the roads of Essex was not that straightforward. One relic of that age are milestones and mileposts. Placed every mile they gave the horse rider, […]

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Prison ship records

The National Archives in conjunction with Ancestry.co.uk have released over 200,000 records relating to prisoners incarcerated in prison ships which were commonly known as ‘hulks’. Many of these prisoners were awaiting transportation to Australia and held in dreadful conditions. The records consist of registers and letter books and detail the prisoners’ names, year of birth, […]

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Heritage Open Days

Now is your chance to nose around some historic properties. Many of which are not normally open to the public, have restricted opening hours or normally charge admission. Heritage Open Days is a celebration of the rich and diverse architecture and historic buildings to be found across England. This year the days are 9 to […]

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Events at the Essex Record Office

Find out about maps at the ERO The Essex Record Office ‘ERO’ at Chelmsford is the county archive for Essex. During the course of the year it hosts events and many useful introductory talks for the history researcher. These are the forthcoming events at the Essex Record Office for the rest of 2010. Handwriting is […]

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Boer War Causality Lists

The casualty lists of the Boer War (1899 – 1902) fought between the British Empire and Dutch Settlers in South Africa are now available on Ancestry.co.uk. Many of them are from the Essex Regiment’s 1st and 2nd Battalions which fought during the War and participated in the Relief of Kimberley and the Battle of Paardeberg. […]

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