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Articles of Clerkship

Articles of Clerkship is a new archive on Ancestry.co.uk. This is all about the legal profession. Articles of clerkship were contracts between an apprentice clerk, who wanted to become an attorney or solicitor, and an attorney who agreed to train the clerk for the profession. The contracts were often entered into by fathers (or other […]

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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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Essex 1911 census now on Ancestry

Ancestry.co.uk have now finished indexing the final parts of the 1911 Census. That now means that Essex is at long last is available. To celebrate the completion of the index they are offering free access to the 1911 Census for the week-end of 11-14 May 2012.

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Podcasts from the National Archives

Some useful new podcasts are now available at The National Archives. Digitised newspapers as sources for family history – a talk on the recently launched British Newspapers Archive – this and other newspaper resources also mentioned on our newspaper for family tree researchers page. Our ancestors and the fear of the Victorian workhouse – a […]

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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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British Newspaper Archive

The new British Newspaper Archive: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk is now available. This is published and managed by brightsolid in partnership with the British Library. It is an ongoing project and more papers are being added each day. As of today there are 3,121,094 pages covering the 18th and 19th centuries. They anticipate that in ten years there […]

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