Links on the History of Essex.

Here are some links to other websites which have information on the history of Essex. Here on History House via 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 Genealogy and local history website, with transcriptions of some Essex parish registers and other historical documents.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

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Essex Standard Newspaper

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

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

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Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?


Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. Throughout this site you will find many examples of postcards you can find on Ebay, some orginals, others digitally restored and enhanced. To go straight to the ebay pages this link is formatted for .