The Foxearth and District Local History Society

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The Essex County Council Records office Online Search
The public part of SEAX contains the complete text of all the Essex Record Office catalogues and its indexes. You can use it to search for any documents relevant to your research and to order documents in advance of your visit.
The Sudbury Photo Archive
Some wonderful old photographs of Sudbury here. Unfortunately, they are not available in particularly high-resolution from the site. However, it gives a wonderful impression of old Sudbury, and many of these photos are extremely rare.
East Anglian Archaeology publications
East Anglian Archaeology publishes reports which cover material from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
The Suffolk Record Office
The Suffolk Record Office preserves the raw materials of the history of the county in optimum storage conditions. It aims to catalogue and index this raw material so that the general public can use it for research purposes. It has nearly 40,000 visitors a year, one of which is our intrepid historian.
The Internet Library of Early Journals
Ambitiously entitled the "Internet Library of Early Journals", the ILEJ was a joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, conducted under the auspices of the eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme. It aimed to digitise substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals, and make these images available on the Internet, together with their associated bibliographic data. The project finished in 1999, after which no additional material was added. Journals include twenty-year runs of the Gentleman's Magazine The Annual Register, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Notes and Queries, The Builder and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.
The Suffolk records society
The Society was founded in 1958 to encourage the study and preservation of Suffolk records, and to publish editions of documents relating to Suffolk and its people in all periods from the Middle Ages to the present day. They have a number of wonderful publications of edited source materials
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History Founded in 1848 the Institute is Suffolk's largest and oldest archaeological and historical society. For a century and a half it has played an important role in encouraging and publishing research on Suffolk's past. Currently responsible for publishing Birkin Hayward's 'Suffolk Medieval Church Roof Carvings' 'Suffolk Medieval Church Arcades' and 'Master Mason Hawes of Occold and John Hore, Master carpenter of Diss'
The Suffolk Local History Council
The Suffolk Local History Council exists to encourage, promote and assist the study and research of local history in the county of Suffolk. Founded in 1953, The S.L.H.C. is a county federation of local societies, groups and bodies interested in local history.
Historical Directories
Historical Directories is produced and owned by the University of Leicester. It is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. Within the digital library you'll find high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books
A wonderful local history website. Local publishing at its best.
This site has, amongst other areas, a page where downloadable pdfs of all their publications (apart from the most recent) are available. The Society has two subsidiaries, the Essex Industrial Archaeology Group, and the Essex Industrial Archaeology Group, both active and a prolific publisher. The Society started off life in 1852 as the Essex Archaeological Society, and effectively founded the Castle Museum collections in Colchester. Several decades ago, it changed its name to the Essex Society for Archaeology and History, to reflect the nature of research carried out. It has always published an annual Transactions, called Essex Archaeology and History, which is distributed free to members. It also publishes Occasional Papers on different subjects, most recently on the Timber Framed Buildings of Colchester, again distributed free to members. More recently it took over the publication of a long standing magazine called the Essex Journal, on the demise of the Essex Congress local history organisation.
Maldon Archaeological and Historical Group (MAHG), previously known as Maldon Archaeological Group (MAG), exists to discover, explore and record the history and origins of the Maldon District and to present the findings in an understandable and entertaining way. The MAHG is to be congratulated on this site, which shows plenty of signs of activity.
This site contains a number of useful resources including abstracts of the articles from the major academic history journals. Their list of History websites seem hopelessly incomplete, having no mention of our site!
Essex is still only partly covered by the Victoria History project. What has been done is hugely impressive, and an indispensible work of reference. Even better, it is available online
A loose association of individuals all involved with Aviation Archaeology in the Eastern Counties of England who have researched and recovered many crashed aircraft of the WWII period.
Quintin Publications was founded in 1977 by Robert J. Quintin as an outgrowth of his interest in French-Canadian genealogy . and now is the world's largest producer of digital versions of the most important and rare genealogical and historical books. there are currently more than 10,000 digital titles in their catalog
This is an outstanding piece of work by a local historian, Ian 'Pubby' Hunter, and now maintained by Kevan Wilding. It lists all the known publicans of all the Essex Pubs, Taverns and Inns. The vast majority of the entries are from old trade directories
This is now becoming a serious and useful resource. It is a series of transcriptions and summaries from one man's collection of copies of the Illustrated London News. It is very handy for contemporary accounts of events in Great Britain and abroad. Within my lifetime, the Illustrated London News was the great source of news that everybody turned to, a magazine that is sadly missed