Well now this is my first post but hopefully not my last if enough people find my passion for genealogy interesting. I have to start by saying that if it wasnt for Ancestry i wouldn’t have found a 10th of the information i now have. It truly is a brilliant website with loads of great resources and some very attractive subscription packages, so, if you are new to all this i heartily recommend that you make them your first stop.
I have researched a great many websites in the past few years and my one niggle about them is the lack of records from Essex. So many of my ancestors are from there over the years but i am struggling to find records. I am hoping things will change soon as there is talk of Essex record libraries being digitally copied so who knows maybe i’ll finally find those elusive parish birth records.