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Local Family History

Finding out about your locality and how people lived in the past can be both fascinating and rewarding.

Use the links below to find out more about how to discover your family history.

Recording Uttlesford History
The Recording Uttlesford History website should be your first port of call when investigating local history.

The Hundred Parishes Society
The history and topography of over one hundred parishes in northwest Essex, northeast Hertfordshire and southern Cambridgeshire. The site also includes suggested walks for people who would like to get to know the area better.

The National Archives
The National Archives website.

Genuki, the UK and Ireland genealogical information service

Cyndi's List
Cyndi's List is a worldwide guide to genealogical websites

Family Search
Family Search, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints website enables you search the International Genealogical Index and their extensive family history database online


Discovery holds more than 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 archives across the country. Over 9 million records are available for download.