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Find My Past – 5 Days of free British and Irish Records

Find My Past are offering free access to British and Irish Records over the long weekend of 22nd – 26th June (ending 9am). If you are not already registered, after registration access will be free to the following datasets: Birth, Marriage, Death and Census Records from Britain and Ireland Irish Family History Records UK Parish […]

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25 inch Ordnance Survey Maps for Essex

The excellent Map section of the National Library of Scotland’s website is now even better! They have made available the 25 inch Ordnance Survey Maps for Essex – all free. These are the most detailed historical maps produced by the Ordnance Survey on a scale of 25 inches to the mile. They can be used […]

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Essex Electoral Registers

The Essex Record Office have recently announced that they are releasing digital images of Electoral Registers for Essex as part of their subscription package, or they can be viewed for free at their search room. The Record Office hold registers from 1833 to 1974 and these will be released in phases. The first phase are […]

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Ancestry free access weekend

Ancestry.co.uk are offering free access to UK and Irish records this weekend from now until 9 October 2016 at 23:59 BST. These records include the census and bmd indexes. You will need to register and once the offer is finished you will not be able to view the images again. So make sure you download […]

Also posted in Census |

Essex Herald now online

The British Newspaper Archive has now added another Essex newspaper to its archive: the Essex Herald, covering the years 1834, 1863, 1873 – 1874, 1879, 1881 – 1884, 1897, 1899. A total of 1,492 issues. This now means that the following Essex newspaper titles are in the archive · Essex Standard: 1831 to 1900 4,169 […]

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Essex Archives Online – new website

The Essex Record Office have today relaunched their online catalogue. Formerly called SEAX it is now called Essex Archives Online and still includes the former Essex Ancestors part of the website. The website works much the same as the old one, but images that were previously free to view still remain free but now require […]

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