The Essex Records Office (ERO) has added 473 new registers to the popular Essex Ancestors subscription-based web site. The newly-added 67,000 images have now brought the total number of available images to more than 580,000. The images were made of registers of births, burials and marriages. The parish registers available at Essex Ancestors cover the whole of the Anglican Diocese of Chelmsford, which follows the boundaries of the historic county of Essex. In some cases, the records date back as far as 1538, during the reign of Henry VIII.
To see images of parish registers and wills online, you will need to register at the site and purchase a subscription. Prices vary between £5.00 for one day's access to £75.00 for a one-year subscription.
You can learn more and also access the images at http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/EssexAncestors.aspx.
An Essex Ancestors User Guide is available at http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/GetPage.aspx?ID=97 and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) may be found at http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/GetPage.aspx?ID=93.