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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 […]

Police Gazette – crime and criminals

An early policeman, sometimes called a Peeler or Bobby (Punch cartoon 1845 PD) Ancestry.co.uk has just released the United Kingdom’s Police Gazettes for the period 1812-1902, 1921-1927. The Police Gazette was published by the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police Service and contains information on crime and criminals, especially wanted criminals, missing persons and army […]

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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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Civil registration certificates at the ERO

You can now order Birth Marriage and Death certificates from the Essex Record Office providing the event was registered in the following registration office areas: Braintree Brentwood Castle Point & Rochford Chelmsford Colchester Epping / Loughton Harlow Uttlesford It will cost £10 and will be posted within five working days.There is an express service available […]

Was your ancestor a Freemason?

Ancestry.co.uk have now made available the Freemasonry Membership Registers for England 1751-1921 and Ireland 1733-1923. Containing over 2 million records, they reveal details such as name, profession, birth year and other personal information. This now makes it now very easy discover if there were Freemasons in your family. These registers list men who belonged to […]

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