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Parish registers

Parish registers record baptisms, marriages and burials in Church of England parishes. They are still being created today.  For the official websites of Church of England parishes in the Diocese of Chelmsford, please click here.

Parish registers are essential sources for family history.  The Essex Record Office (ERO) holds registers from over 400 parishes, covering the present county of Essex, including Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, and also those parts of north-east London that used to be in Essex. Most parishes have registers from the 17th or 18th century onwards, but some go back to 1538.

Essex Archives Online includes images of all registers of baptisms, marriages and burials (excluding marriage registers from after 1957) deposited either in the ERO or with our partners at Waltham Forest Archives.  Please note that these images are not indexed. 

To find out what registers we hold, and to identify images available, select the first letter of the parish name in the list below, and then the parish and church that you need. 

The lists show

  • all the registers of baptisms, marriages, burials or banns from Anglican or other churches, or from cemeteries, and any transcripts of them, that are available through the ERO, and
  • the formats in which the records are available: either as digital images, or as microfiches or microfilms, or - if no copy exists - as original documents.  Only items marked 'digital images' are available in that form; otherwise, clicking on 'View' will simply show you the catalogue entry for the document.

To see images of parish registers online, please register and buy a subscription.  Images are free to view in the ERO Searchroom.


Documents held

Type of documentFromToReferenceFormat 
Register of Baptisms18341864D/P 601/1/1Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms18641875D/P 601/1/2Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms18751882D/P 601/1/3Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms18821886D/P 601/1/4Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms18861891D/P 601/1/5Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms18911897D/P 601/1/6Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms18971902D/P 601/1/7Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms19021908D/P 601/1/8Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms19081913D/P 601/1/9Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms19131917D/P 601/1/10Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms19171922D/P 601/1/11Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms19221926D/P 601/1/12Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms19261932D/P 601/1/13Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Baptisms19321939D/P 601/1/14Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Burials18351912D/P 601/1/40Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Burials19151915D/P 601/1/40Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Burials19221922D/P 601/1/40Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages18441860D/P 601/1/15Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages18601868D/P 601/1/16Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages18681875D/P 601/1/17Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages18751882D/P 601/1/18Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages18821888D/P 601/1/19Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages18881893D/P 601/1/20Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages18931898D/P 601/1/21Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages18981902D/P 601/1/22Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19021907D/P 601/1/23Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19071912D/P 601/1/24Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19121915D/P 601/1/25Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19151918D/P 601/1/26Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19181920D/P 601/1/27Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19201923D/P 601/1/28Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19231926D/P 601/1/29Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19261930D/P 601/1/30Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19301933D/P 601/1/31Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19331936D/P 601/1/32Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19361939D/P 601/1/33Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19391941D/P 601/1/34Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19411945D/P 601/1/35Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19451949D/P 601/1/36Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19491953D/P 601/1/37Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19531956D/P 601/1/38Digital images. Microfiche View
Register of Marriages19561960D/P 601/1/39Digital images 1956-1957; microfiche 1958-1960 View
Bishop's Transcripts of Baptisms18341843D/CR 169Many gaps in years. Original View
Bishop's Transcripts of Burials18351843D/CR 169Many gaps in years. Original View