Significant County-wide Projects
61,787 Essex entries are included in England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Coverage.
92% of Essex's parishes are indexed in Boyd's Marriage Index (£). Coverage. Popular places to marry included the towns of Bocking, Chelmsford, and Saffron Walden.
23,400 Essex entries are included in England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940 at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Coverage.
Burials from 255 Essex places (793,723 entries) are included in the National Burial Index (£). Coverage.
Essex County parish registers digitization project
- Essex County Archivist is digitalizing parish registers county-wide and posting these images online. At the present time, this trend-setting project among just a few other counties, places numerous parishes and their church registers of christenings, marriages and burials currently for public access. As this is a work-in-progress, be certain to visit frequently if your parish is not yet available online. Here is their website link with search engine: http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/