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Friday, 21 December 2012

News from Essex Record Office: Parish Registers Online Project Complete

The Essex Record Office blog has announced the completion of the availability for subscription of Parish Registers online – held at Essex Record Office. (See http://www.essexrecordofficeblog.co.uk/essex-ancestors-update-complete/)

Essex Record Office users may already be familiar with our Essex Ancestors service, which allows subscribers to view digital images of Essex parish registers and wills.

These are two of the most important and useful resources for family historians. Parish registers contain baptisms, marriages and burials for each parish in Essex, while wills can give you fascinating information about your ancestor's lives.

Launched in November 2011, the service initially included all of our pre-1837 registers, and post-1837 registers for parishes beginning with letters A-F, along with about 20,000 of our 70,000 wills.
After much hard work from our digitisers, archivists and software developers, we have now completed the process of uploading the post-1837 registers for parishes from G-W. This amounts to some 227,000 images!

You can use the Essex Ancestors service free in the ERO Searchroom, or from home as a subscriber. Find out how to subscribe on the Essex Ancestors home page, where you can also access the user guide and FAQs.

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