Search History House.
Searching on History House:
Most names are in the normal format: first name, surname. Also try initial(s), surname. Or surname, first name.
In the event of common names, putting their name in quotes will help to narrow down the search e.g. "William Smith"
Or try their surname and the parish where you think they lived e.g. Smith Colchester
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.
Ancestry.co.uk now has the 1939 Register.
Discover your ancestors at the start of the Second World War. The Register covers England and Wales.
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.