History of Birchanger
St Mary's Church, Birchanger.
© Copyright Peter Stack contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Birchanger >> Education in Birchanger
Education in Birchanger
Reports and returns on schools and education in Birchanger. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 332. One school for little girls who are sent by the parishioners. The poor are without sufficient means, but are very desirous of having their children educated "
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 360. One Daily School, containing 12 males and 26 females, is partly supported by subscription and partly by payment of 1d. per week from each child. One Sunday School, of 10 males and 25 females, is supported by the proceeds of a bequest."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
Back to History of Birchanger
Are your ancestors from Birchanger? Why not tell us their story: My Birchanger Ancestors.
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.
Birchanger - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Birchanger - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0
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.