Southend residents are invited to a special workshop being run by the Essex Record Office (ERO) at The Forum to find out how they can trace their Essex Ancestors, potentially back over hundreds of years.
The ERO looks after records which tell us about our ancestors dating back to the 1400s. Increasingly, these records are being digitised and made available through the ERO’s online subscription service Essex Ancestors.
Essex Ancestors now includes over 750,000 images of historic records, with details of thousands of people’s lives.
The digitised records are those which are of most use to family historians, namely parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, which can date back to 1538, and wills, which can date back to 1400.
The ERO is based in Chelmsford but holds records for the whole of the historic county of Essex, including areas which are now part of greater London such as Stratford and West Ham.
This workshop is a chance to meet an ERO archivist and benefit from their advice and expertise without having to travel to Chelmsford.
This is a unique opportunity with limited places, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £10 and can be booked by calling 033301 32500.