Historical records and archives Visit the Essex Record Office (ERO) for historic records and archives about Essex. The ERO also provides other services, such as: copies of birth, death and marriage certificates access to genealogy records conservation, preservation of books, documents reprographics digitisation and archiving research events venue hire for meetings, conferences and weddings Alongside its archival holdings, Essex Record Office looks after a significant collection of art. Historic environment services Visit Place Services for specialist advice and services in the following areas: planning and listed buildings historic environment records heritage assessment management of heritage assets and historic places traditional building skills and conservation training They also offer expertise in the built environment and natural environment. See also Historic England for information on listed buildings, heritage at risk and related information. Conservation areas A conservation area is a specific local area recognised as being worthy of preservation or enhancement. Local authorities are responsible for conservation areas. If you have a query about one, please contact the relevant local authority. Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Tendring Thurrock Uttlesford Report a treasure find Treasure finds should be reported to the Coroner's Service.