Places to visit in Essex
St Peter's Chapel
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.
Chapel built in 654 by St Cedd on his arrival in England. It was built from the remains of a nearby Roman fort - part of the 'Forts of the Saxon Shore' defences - and is situated in a romantic location under the large skies and beautiful expanse of the Essex Marshes.
It had become derelict by the 14th century and was used as a lighthouse by the Tudors, and in later years as a barn. In 1920 it was restored as a chapel and is still used in the summer for services.
More information can be found on the chapel's website: http://www.bradwellchapel.org
© Copyright John Myers contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
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.