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 033301 32500. You can download a PDF of our full events programme for April 2015 – March 2016 here.

 

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.

Thursday 18 June, 10.30am-11.15am

Tickets: Free

Please book in advance on 033301 32500

 

Epping Forest on the Map

An opportunity to see the largest map in ERO’s collection, a magnificent map of Epping Forest published in 1882, measuring over 30 feet long and over 12 feet wide. The map was made to reflect the final arbitration award under which land which had been illegally enclosed had to be thrown back into the Forest. There will also be displays of other maps and images of historic Loughton, and two short talks from Loughton District Historical Society at 11.30am and 12.00noon. For more details, please see www.essexrecordofficeblog.co.uk/onthemap

Saturday 4 July, 10.30am-3.00pm

Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD

Free entry, suggested £2.00 donation

In partnership with Loughton Library, Loughton District Historical Society, and the Conservators of Epping Forest

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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.

Tuesday 21 July, 10.00am-12.00noon

Tickets: £10.00

Please book in advance on 033301 32500

 

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.

Tuesday 18 August, 10.30am-11.15am

Tickets: Free

Please book in advance on 033301 32500

 

Essex History Group: William Pynchon — from Springfield, Essex to Springfield, Massachusetts

A talk from David Powers for the Essex History Group.

Tuesday 1 September, 10.30am

Entry £1 including a cup of tea or coffee. No need to book.

Click here to sign up to receive automatic reminders of upcoming Essex History Group talks

 

First World War Ancestors Helpdesk: Great Baddow LibraryIMG_0941

Throughout 2015 and early 2016 ERO’s Essex at War display will be touring various Essex Libraries. In addition, ERO staff will also be available at selected libraries for First World War Ancestors Helpdesks. These are an opportunity to seek advice on how to trace the stories of your First World War ancestors, or names on your local war memorial.

Thursday 3 September, 10.00am-3.30pm

Free entry, just drop in

Great Baddow Library, 27 High Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, CM2 7HH