Archival services

Expert advice and support.

We have the expertise you need to manage all kinds of archiving tasks, from sorting individual elements to running your entire archive.

  • Enquiry handling service – we will answer genealogical and local history enquiries, Freedom of Information enquiries, Data Protection enquiries and Subject Access Requests
  • Surveying – we will assess records within an organisation, or conduct a thematic survey of holdings across a number of organisations or a geographical area
  • Appraising – we will devise retention schedules, identify records for destruction and select records for permanent retention
  • Cataloguing – we will provide detailed catalogues to ISAD(G) standard of records either in paper format or in an electronic catalogue
  • Latin translation and transcription

Email ero.enquiry@essex.gov.uk to tell us your requirements or fill in an enquiry form.

Subscription Packages

We also have a range of subscription packages available to you, or we can tailor a bespoke package to suit your specific needs.

We offer three packages, providing a range of skills and services. Resources can be added to create a bespoke package which enhances and extends the service for the benefit of the authority’s community.

Take a look at our packages here:

Gold Package

  • Archivist/local studies librarian on site for 1 day per week
  • Access to ERO’s Genealogical and Historical search service
  • Access to Essex Archives Online, our online catalogue, on site 1 day per week
  • Enquiry handling at ERO including FOI and Data Protection Act and copyright
  • 1 outreach activity per year
  • Handling accessions while on site for half day per month
  • Access to ERO’s Reprographics service
  • On site access to non-digital records held by ERO under supervision of archivist
  • Cataloguing of records on Essex Archives Online
  • Maintenance of statistics including Cipfa return
  • Includes an Archival Conservation and Bookbinding subscription package
  • Advice on accreditation and grant applications
  • Training for volunteers and staff
  • Liaison with local Family History Society and other heritage bodies

 

Silver Package

  • Archivist/local studies librarian on site for 1 day per week
  • Access to ERO’s Genealogical and Historical search service
  • Access to Essex Archives Online, our online catalogue, on site 1 day per week
  • Enquiry handling at ERO excluding FOI and Data Protection Act
  • 1 outreach activity per year
  • Handling accessions on site for half day per month
  • Access to ERO’s Reprographics service

 

Bronze Package

  • Archivist/local studies librarian on site for 1 day per week
  • Access to ERO’s Genealogical and Historical search service
  • Access to Essex Archives Online, our online catalogue, on site 1 day per week
  • Enquiry handling service while on site only 1 day per week

 

For more information on any of these packages please email ero.enquiry@essex.gov.uk to tell us your requirements or fill in an enquiry form.