Events

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at the Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT. Most events must be booked in advance; please telephone 01245 244 644. You can download a PDF of our full events programme for April 2014 – March 2015 here.

 

*Please note that for unavoidable reasons the Essex History Group talks for January and February 2015 have had to be swapped over*

 

Essex History Group: The London Screen Archives

A talk from Rebekah Polding on the work of the London Screen Archives.

Tuesday 13 January, 10.30am-11.30am Free, small charge for tea and coffee after the talk
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Discover: Wills (1400s-1858) At Harlow Archive Access Point

Wills are a very valuable source of information about life in the past. This session will show you how to find out if your ancestors made a will, what you might find in a will, and explain other probate records which may be useful.

Please note this workshop takes place in addition to our published programme.

Wednesday 21 January, 11.00am-1.00pm

£10.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

Harlow Archive Access Point, Harlow Museum, Muskham Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2LF

 

Searchroom Tour

This forty-five minute tour will show you how to get the very best from the Record Office’s Searchroom and is ideal if you are just starting your research. The tour includes an introduction to Seax and Essex Ancestors, microfiche and microfilm, maps, the Essex Sound and Video Archive and the ERO library.

Saturday 31 January, 9.30am-10.15am

Tickets: Free, please book in advance on 01245 244644

 

Essex History Group: A Great Lady of the Fourteenth Century: Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare

Elizabeth de Burgh

A talk from Dr Jennifer Ward on her recent book tracing the life of Elizabeth de Burgh.

Tuesday 3 February, 10.30am-11.30am

Free, small charge for tea and coffee after the talk

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Discover: Maps

Join members of our Seachroom team for a practical session that will explain how to use some of the many different kinds of map that can be found in the Record Office.

Wednesday 11 February 2015, 10.00am-12.00noon

Tickets: £10.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

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Introduction to Bookbinding

This four week course in the Conservation Studio at ERO will introduce you to the world of bookbinding. Learn how to make your own books from scratch starting with a simple pamphlet style binding working up to a sewn hardback book using traditional methods.

Monday evenings 2 March – 23 March 2015, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Tickets: £100.00 per person (including all equipment and materials)

Please book in advance on 01245 244644

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Essex History Group: Where is Essex?

A talk from Professor Ken Worpole of London Metropolitan University.

Tuesday 3 March, 10.30am-11.30am

Free, small charge for tea and coffee after the talk

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Discover: Parish Registers (1538-present)

Parish registers contain information of great value to the family historian, but they may seem daunting if you have not used them before. This session will explain what you might expect to discover in parish registers and how to get the best from them.

Thursday 12 March 2015, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Tickets: £10.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

 

Discover: Your Criminal Ancestors At Saffron Walden Archive Access Point

Did one of your ancestors find themselves on the wrong side of the law? This session will explain what records can reveal about criminals, their crimes, and the punishments they suffered.

Tuesday 17 March 2015, 10.30am-12.00noon

Tickets: £10.00, please book in advance on 01245 244644

Saffron Walden Archive Access Point, Saffron Walden Library, King Street, Saffron Walden

 

Searchroom Tour

This forty-five minute tour will show you how to get the very best from the Record Office’s Searchroom and is ideal if you are just starting your research. The tour includes an introduction to Seax and Essex Ancestors, microfiche and microfilm, maps, the Essex Sound and Video Archive and the ERO library.

Wednesday 18 March, 10.30am-11.15am

Tickets: Free, please book in advance on 01245 244644

 

Many of the images of documents used here can be found on our online catalogue Seax.

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