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Guide to '''Essex ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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:''This article is about the county in England. For other uses, see [[Essex (disambiguation)]].''
 
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In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Essex like this:
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}} '''Essex''' is a maritime county located in the East region of [[England]], and one of the home counties.
 
  
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Essex, maritime co. in SE. of England; is bounded N. by Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, E. by the North Sea, S. by the river Thames, and W. by Middlesex and Herts; greatest length, N. and S., 44 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 57 miles; 987,032 ac.; pop. 576,434. On the coast are several marshy islands, such as Canvey, Foulness, Wallasea, Mersea, &c. Essex is one of the Metropolitan shires, or "Six Home Counties, " and took its name from the East Saxons. It rests upon the London clay, and is watered by the Stour, Colne, Chelmer, Crouch, Thames, Roding, and Lea; the surface, flat near the coast and the rivers, is undulating and sometimes hilly towards the NW.; the soil is generally fertile. ...
  
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Essex '''parishes:'''<br>[[Essex Parishes#A|A]] [[Essex Parishes#B|B]] [[Essex Parishes#C|C]] [[Essex Parishes#D|D]] [[Essex Parishes#E|E]] [[Essex Parishes#F|F]] [[Essex Parishes#G|G]] [[Essex Parishes#H|H]] [[Essex Parishes#I|I]] [[Essex Parishes#J|J]] [[Essex Parishes#K|K]] [[Essex Parishes#L|L]] [[Essex Parishes#M|M]] [[Essex Parishes#N|N]] [[Essex Parishes#O|O]] [[Essex Parishes#P|P]] [[Essex Parishes#Q|Q]] [[Essex Parishes#R|R]] [[Essex Parishes#S|S]] [[Essex Parishes#T|T]] [[Essex Parishes#U|U]] [[Essex Parishes#V|V]] [[Essex Parishes#W|W]] </center>
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Essex.  
 
Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Essex.  
  
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=== Civil Registration Districts  ===
  
When the civil (government) registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Essex was divided into registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp; To see a list of districts and the parishes they contained, click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/ess.htm here].  
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[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/ess.htm List of Essex Civil Registration Districts].  
  
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*Essex Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=13.0 RootsChat Essex Resources and help pages. (Free)].
 
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*History House - the history of Essex. Dips into the history of its towns, villages, parishes, and its people; includes White's 1848 and 1863 Directories and 1874 Post Office Directory.&nbsp; [http://www.historyhouse.co.uk www.historyhouse.co.uk]<br>  
Click on the link for a list of the historic [[Essex Parishes|parishes]] of Essex.
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To see a list of Essex parishes and the pre-1858 ecclesiastical courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, go to [[Essex Probate Records|Essex Probate Records]].
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Search the [http://www.essex.ac.uk/history/esah/essexplacenames/ '''Essex Place-names'''] site for locations throughout the county.  
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History House - the history of Essex. Dips into the history of its towns, villages, parishes, and its people; includes White's 1848 and 1863 Directories and 1874 Post Office Directory.&nbsp; [http://www.historyhouse.co.uk www.historyhouse.co.uk]<br>  
 
 
 
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[[England Essex Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts|England Essex Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops' Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Essex and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/essex.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
 
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|Centre    = Essex
 
|Centre    = Essex
|North    = [[Cambridgeshire]], [[Suffolk]]
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|North    = [[Cambridgeshire, England Genealogy|Cambridgeshire]], [[Suffolk Genealogy|Suffolk]]
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|East      = ''North Sea''
 
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|Southeast  = ''Thames Estuary''
 
|Southeast  = ''Thames Estuary''
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|South    = [[Kent, England Genealogy|Kent]]
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|Southwest = [[London, England Genealogy|London]]
|West      = [[Hertfordshire]]<br />[[Middlesex]]
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|West      = [[Hertfordshire, England Genealogy|Hertfordshire]]<br />[[Middlesex]]
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Guide to Essex ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

This article is about the county in England. For other uses, see Essex (disambiguation).

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County Information

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Essex like this:

Essex, maritime co. in SE. of England; is bounded N. by Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, E. by the North Sea, S. by the river Thames, and W. by Middlesex and Herts; greatest length, N. and S., 44 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 57 miles; 987,032 ac.; pop. 576,434. On the coast are several marshy islands, such as Canvey, Foulness, Wallasea, Mersea, &c. Essex is one of the Metropolitan shires, or "Six Home Counties, " and took its name from the East Saxons. It rests upon the London clay, and is watered by the Stour, Colne, Chelmer, Crouch, Thames, Roding, and Lea; the surface, flat near the coast and the rivers, is undulating and sometimes hilly towards the NW.; the soil is generally fertile. ...

Parishes

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Essex parishes:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Essex.

Civil Registration Districts

List of Essex Civil Registration Districts.

 Websites

Records from this area are currently being indexed by volunteers. Come join the effort and help us index the Essex Parish Registers 1538-1900