Places to visit in Essex
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A grade 1 property in the care of the National Trust, this merchant's house dates from c.1500. with later 1600, 1800 and 19c. alterations and restorations. Contains rich panelling and wood carving, with examples of lace which the area around Coggeshall was famous for.
Visiting information may be found on the National Trust website linked above.
A detailed report on the architecture of the building can be found on English Heritage website.
Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers
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.
New options from Findmypast
Findmypast have announced a change to their offerings to UK family historians.
There are now three options: Starter, Plus and Pro. The big change is that Plus and Pro now allow access to the 1939 Register even on a monthly package.
Their website contains more information and sets out the difference between the options.
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 below already formatted for Essex and Postcards.