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Birth

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• 1538-2000s: Essex Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008
England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977



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• 1538-1920: Essex Baptism Index at FindMyPast ($)



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Marriage

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• 1538-2000s: Essex Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971
England Marriages, 1538–1973
England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005
England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912
Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices



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• 1518-1960: Essex, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers at Ancestry ($)



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Death

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• 1538-2000s: Essex Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971
England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (includes deaths)
England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1518-1960: Essex, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers at Ancestry ($)



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