History research at your library

Printing at Chadwell library

We are currently unable to provide printing services at Chadwell library. We are working to restore the service and apologise for any inconvenience.

Family history

Every Thurrock library gives free use of the Find My Past website.

A Thurrock or Essex County Council library card is all you need, but you can only access Find My Past through our library computers.

As well as books on how to research your family, Grays library has a collection of family history resources on the first floor:

  • Thurrock parish registers – births, deaths, marriages – on microfilm
  • Thurrock census returns on microfilm 1841-1891
  • Thurrock census returns on microfiche 1901
  • indexes to census returns 1851,1881
  • Thurrock electoral registers 1936-2001