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From: "Cornelia Warner" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] For new genealogists
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 17:33:48 -0700
my free favs;
National Archives for non-parochial records and other records in Essex and
A2A Access to Archives-various records of interest
Google Books-find information on people from biographies, genealogies and
Google.com click on the lists at the top of the page, choose the one which
Project Gutenberg-another scanned book site
Familybmd has some free access
Essex Society for Family History
submit your 1841 and 1881 England, 1881 Canadian and 1880 U.S. census
records, find cousins researching the same families.
post british queries, request look-ups and search some files for free
Rootsweb-some British genealogy in their Family Trees, WorldGenWeb, gateway
to British and European research web pages, Freereg, the beginnings of
parish record extracts, FreeBMD, a user friendly British vital records
index, and much more.
SEAX-Essex records office-original copies of wills for a minor fee-7BPS
Curious Fox-another query posting site, for all of Britain
I probably have more than the two others I'm aware of on my dinosaur laptop,
but this is what I've re-found with this computer. Cyndi's List will point
to other places, but I've always found her site way to complex and just
plain overwhelming, so when I'm looking for something, I Google for it.
which reminds me, don't forget to use Google pictures. I put in my rarest
name and found pictures of my brother that I'd never seen, and put in one of
Ed's rare names and found their tombstones photographed and online. for
common names you can narrow the search down by listing their home town or
occupation. use your imagination, Google's pretty good with that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "kevan" <>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 4:16 PM
Subject: [Ess] For new genealogists
> I thought a quick mail to all listeners might remind people that we have
> all started this 'mad' hobby without any knowledge whatsoever. Perhaps a
> mails from people about some of the best sites on the internet for Essex
> would make a lot of sense.
> Here is my pennyworth:
> Essex Record Office : http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/login.asp - login as
> Essex Pubs & London, Kent & Suffolk -
> Cyndislist : http://www.cyndislist.com/eng-ess.htm
> Genuki : http://www.genuki.org.uk/contents/ESScontents.shtml
> Some Free Essex (& Suffolk) 1841 census : http://essex1841.com/index.shtml
> FreeBMD : http://www.freebmd.org.uk/
> LDS : http://www.familysearch.org/ (ALL 1881 census & loads of parish
> records - not always correct)
> Library : Local library ( they are improving)
> These are ALL free sites, and well worth a peruse, although sometimes
> difficult to find what you are looking for. I think the FreeBMD site is
> superior to Ancestry, even though I have a subscription to this, and the
> local library holds a full set of BMD indexes on fiche, which are useful.
> I think it about time the list posted a few other excellent sites for
> beginners, and I am sure there are lots of other good sites that we are
> all aware of.
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