Essex Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  






England—Essex

Explore research in Essex.


(England)


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Goal 1: Learn about Essex research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Essex ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Essex.
    FS Wiki: Essex England Genealogy
  2. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Essex research.





Goal 2: Learn about Essex archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Essex archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Essex archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Essex Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Essex site.
  3. Search the Essex Archives Online site for historical records.
  4. Search for free online books on Essex research on the FamilySearch site.





Goal 3: Learn about Essex civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices:

A. Explore Essex civil registration.

  1. Learn about Essex civil registration.
    Essex Record Office: Civil Registration
  2. Explore Essex civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.
  4. Browse the Essex registration districts on the Gen UKI site.

B. Explore Essex census records.

  1. Learn about Essex Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Explore Essex census records on the Gen UKI site.


Goal 4: Learn about Essex church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Essex church records.

  1. Get an overview of Essex church records in this article.
    FS—Essex Church Records
  2. Learn about Essex parish registers.
    Essex Record Office: Parish Registers
  3. Learn about Essex non-conformist registers.
    Essex Record Office: Parish Registers
  4. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Essex site.
  5. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Essex.

B. Explore Essex cemetery records.

  1. Explore Essex cemetery records on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Essex probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Essex probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Essex probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Essex Probate Records
  2. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.


Goal 6: Learn about Essex maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Essex maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Essex maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Essex Maps
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Essex maps.
  3. Explore Essex place names.
  4. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.





Goal 7: Learn about Essex newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Essex newspapers.

  1. Learn about Essex newspapers.
    FS—Wiki: Essex Maps
  2. Search Essex newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.


Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Essex research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 9: Search records from Essex.


Choices:

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.


Goal 10: Get help with your Essex research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Essex Ancestors and Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Essex Genealogy and Local History page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Essex research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Essex research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Essex research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Essex research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Essex genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Essex in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Essex Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Essex site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.