History of Rye Hill (Ryhill)
Welcome to the home page for the History of Rye Hill (Ryhill) and its inhabitants.
Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more family and local history sources' you will find additional links to help you.
For other locations in Essex use the 'Essex A to Z' in the navigation menu.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - a description of Rye Hill and its inhabitants is detailed in the entry for Epping.
Education in Rye Hill
Reports and returns on schools and education in Rye Hill listed under Epping Upland.
Rye Hill Poor
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Rye Hill became part of the Epping Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
Images and Maps of Rye Hill
For images of Rye Hill see our article on Essex Images for Family History.
For maps of Rye Hill see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.
My Rye Hill Ancestors
Are your ancestors from Rye Hill? Why not tell us their story: My Rye HIll Ancestors.
More family and local history sources
New to researching your family tree or unsure where to find information? Take a look at our Your Ancestors section of the website. It contains tips, advice, links to resources, and stories.
Discover how to explore newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors.
Find census returns for this location at Ancestry.co.uk.
Find census returns for this location at Findmypast.co.uk.
All types of objects relating to family history are sold on Ebay. Photographs, copies of Wills, house conveyancing, bills of sale, and much, much more. See our article Essex Ancestors on eBay
If you're looking for pictures of Rye Hill to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards
Books featuring Rye Hill from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Rye Hill.
Books featuring Essex on Amazon. Just click the logo. This link is already formatted for Essex History in the book section. Refine the search to look for Rye Hill, such as: Rye Hill history.
The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of Essex Archives Online which includes parish registers. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.
Also try FreeReg: a database of parish registers transcribed by volunteers. The Essex coverage is increasing each day.
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.