Ancestors lost in the crowd?
New to family history research?
Perhaps these articles on our website may help:
Census 1841 - 1911
Birth, Death and Marriage Registration
The London Gazette
History of Langford
Welcome to the home page for the History of Langford and its inhabitants.
Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more local history sources' you will find to links to other places on the web where you can continue your research.
For other locations in Essex see our alphabetical list of Essex towns and villages.
Poll of Voters 1826
Langford inhabitants who voted in the 1826 general election held in the Borough of Maldon.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
LANGFORD is a small village on the north-east side of the river Blackwater, and near the railway, 2 miles North >>more.
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
White's Directory of Essex 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
Langford Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Langford residents - ongoing project >>more.
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Here's one for Langford.
Education in Langford
Reports and returns on schools and education in Langford.
Images and Maps
Images and maps of Langford by Francis Frith.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Langford became part of the Maldon Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
My Langford Ancestors
Are your ancestors from Langford? Why not tell us their story: My Ancestors.
More local history sources
Discover how to explore newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors.
Ebay is now a great source for 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. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box. >>
Also on Ebay are legal documents on vellum. This link is formatted for Essex. (Sometimes I think these should be in an archive.) >>
Books featuring Langford from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Langford.
Search for Langford census returns at ancestry.co.uk.
The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of SEAX and many of the parish registers are now available online. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.
If you are unable to travel to the ERO, we provide a professional archival research service.
1881 Ordnance Survey Map from the British History Online web site (Essex: 054, Ordnance Survey 1:10,560: Epoch 1.0).
Ordnance Survey - type the place name in the gazetteer search box to view detailed map of Langford.
Heritage Gateway. Database of national and local records of England's historic sites and buildings. Includes records and photographs of all listed buildings, and historical and archaeological information on locations throughout England.