Links on the History of Essex.

Here are some links to other websites which have information on the history of Essex. On the A to Z Essex directory you will find further links for specific locations in Essex. If you are looking for help with researching your family tree try the various websites discussed in the Your Ancestors section of our website.

Essex Record Office

FreeReg. Database of parish registers transcribed by volunteers. Many now include Essex.

Essex Council's Archeological Database

Colchester Archaeological Trust newspaper with archaeological news in the Colchester area and across Essex.

Essex Society for Family History

Essex Place-names database

Essex 1841 census database

Essex and Suffolk surnames. Genealogy and local history website, with transcriptions of some Essex parish registers and other historical documents.

Website on the history of the 57 parishes in the Uttlesford Council Area.


Essex Church Photographs:

Museums in Essex

A useful resource for finding out contiguous parishes (those parishes that immediately surround a parish or location) is England Jurisdictions 1851 on

The East of London Family History Society's website, for those places formerly in Essex, but are now part of Greater London

Information on windmills still surviving in Essex

English Heritage Archives
Online database of the archives of English Heritage. Most are catalogue entries, however, there over 82,000 images available to view online, many of them in Essex.

Map showing Essex milestones and Mileposts past and present. Essex Milestone Map

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

Help me find my ancestors

Looking for an unusual Christmas Present?

Why not buy a DNA kit for a family member?

Let them discover the story of their ancestors.

The kit is delivered to their door. Now discounted to £63 on Ancestry

Learn more at Ancestry DNA.

Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?


Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.