Essex and Community Historical Research Society

Who We Are

The Essex and Community Historical Research Society is a non-profit, charitable organization that is dedicated to documenting and preserving the rich history of Essex and surrounding communities within Essex County.

Our Purpose

We are dedicated to preserving the history of the town of Essex and surrounding communities of Essex County. We research and document such information and provide accommodations for their safekeeping. ECHRS encourages historical and genealogical research and we also provide public access to our archives. 

What We Offer

  • Local and County history files
  • Local and County records and books
  • Family tree collections and DNA tests
  • Municipal records
  • Maps
  • Photocopier and scanner
  • Essex District High School history and collection
  • Books of records: birth, death, marriages, voters lists, land deeds, year books, and more
  • Meeting  space, with kitchen facilities, are available for groups
  • Class tours for all grades