Essex Family History

This section of the Family History website has been created to assist Genealogists and Family History researchers tracing lost ancestors and relatives that were living in Essex, England, UK. You will find many Essex Family History resources in the local Family History part of our website:

Essex Society for Family History – A very large Family History Society based in Chelmsford Essex with branches in Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Saffron Walden and Southend-on-Sea. Their aims are to promote and encourage the public study of British Family history, genealogy, heraldry, and local history with particular reference to Essex…”

They have a very popular Surname search facility for Members of the Society:

Members Surname Interests – Search Facility for ESFH members

Here are useful specific Essex county search pages from the FindMyPast website

Essex Banns Index – 1754-1950

Essex Baptism Index – 1538-1900

Essex Burial Index – 1538-1900

Essex Marriage Index – 1538-1900

Essex Memorial Inscriptions – Tombstone Inscriptions

Essex Wills Beneficiaries Index – Wills & Probate Records 1505-1916

Essex, Clacton Roll Of Honour 1914-1918 – over 1000 Claction men who died in WW1