Town of Essex,
Essex County, Massachusetts
Last 27 May 2009
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|Essex, Mass.||Chronology of Events||
Weather & Disasters
|Connections:||Roll Call||Queries & Look-ups|| |
|Resources:||Complete description of Resources|
- - Church Records
- - Maps
- - Military Service
| SITE SEARCH |
JUN 2007 - Town Reports from 1850 to 1889|
MAY 2007 - Collections - view photos and documents from private collections
JUN 2006 - Photos from the Old Burying Ground.
JUN 2006 - Roll of Honor. Essex residents who served in the military.
Essex, Massachusetts is located on the Atlantic coast, north of Boston. Until its incorporation in 1819, it was the part of Ipswich known as Chebacco Parish. Essex made a reputation as a shipbuilding town. It is claimed that more than 5,000 ships were built there, including most of the famous Gloucester fishing schooners. The majority of businesses are now antique shops and restaurants. Essex has remained a small community, with a current population of less than 4,000 inhabitants.
Historical: A chronology of events presents some basic information about the history of the town. In addition to a chronology of general town history [view], there are also chronologies of buildings, roads and places in Essex [view], and of weather, disease, disasters, and other natural phenomena [view]. For those seeking information about current day Essex, a page of links is presented [view].
Connections: There are two ways to get the information you seek. One is to find it yourself (see resources), and the other is to contact someone who may have already found it. In the Roll Call you can contact someone searching the same surname, or you can register a surname for others to contact you. Some answers may also be found through queries and look-ups.
Links to other USGenWeb sites:
- USGenWeb Project - Find out about USGenWeb, link to other states or projects.
- Massachusetts State Genealogy Project - connect to other towns, state archives
- Essex County Massachusetts - the focus of county-wide information
- Ipswich, Mass., the parent town of Essex
- Gloucester, Mass. - many families moved between Gloucester and Essex.
- Hamilton, Mass. - has many close ties to Essex.
- Wenham, Mass. - also has many close ties to Essex.