Search service

Our experts can search our collections for you.

*Please note that there are currently longer than usual waiting times for searches. We apologise for any inconvenience, and are working hard to meet the demand.*

 If you are unable to visit us, or need help with a tricky enquiry, we can search our collections for you.

For example, we can help you with:

  • Your family history – including searching parish records, school records, and hospital records
  • Your house history – including searching maps and census returns
  • Tracing vintage and classic vehicle registrations – searching historic registration records

We can provide:

  • A report on our findings
  • Transcripts of handwritten English documents that might otherwise be difficult to read

Whatever your research requirements, private or commercial, we have the package to suit your needs. For more information, including prices, please email ero.searchroom@essex.gov.uk.