Essex Archives Online

The place to search for historic records

Welcome to the catalogue of the Essex Record Office, where you can discover your Essex ancestors or the history of your home, village or town.

This site offers written descriptions of every item in the archive, but not the full text of the documents themselves. Some entries contain images of the item. If your search returns more entries than you require, try our advanced search. For help using this site, please see our user guides.

On Thursday 2 July, between 8.30 a.m. and 9.00 a.m. (BST), essential maintenance will be carried out on the Council's financial system. There may be a short period when it will not be possible to buy either new subscriptions to Essex Archives Online or individual images. We apologize for the inconvenience that this will cause. Existing subscriptions are not affected. [Message posted on 1 July, 2.30 p.m.] 

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