Norfolk Family History Resources

This section of the Family History website is dedicated to Norfolk Family History Resources and Genealogical Records relating to Norfolk, England, UK.  We’ll bring you information and direct links to Norfolk Birth, Marriage and Death records, and Norfolk Parish Registers.

Norfolk Family History Society

This is a very active society with its headquarters in Norwich. Kirby Hall has excellent facilities including a Library, internet access and computer equipment and is staffed by volunteers who can assist visitors with research.  A local group also meets in Diss once a month and another group meet in London.  The society distributes a journal called The Norfolk Ancestor free to its members.

Norfolk Record Office

Based in Norwich, the archive service has been given the maximal possible four-star rating by The National Archives and makes all its documents “available across the world”, it also includes the Sound Archive.

Births, marriages and deaths

We are able to bring you direct links to Norfolk BMD records that are available via FindmyPast. These are all from the County of Norfolk, England, UK.

Births

Norfolk Baptisms
– a very large list of 1.8 million records from 546 parishes across Norfolk, England, UK.

Marriages

Norfolk Banns
– 450,000 Marriage Banns Records Norfolk, England, UK.
Norfolk Marriages
– 950,000 Marriage Records, Norfolk, England UK.

Burials

Norfolk Burials
– Burial Records Norfolk, England, UK.

Parish records

Norfolk Parish Lists
This details all the Norfolk parishes and the date range of the records for each parish. Use this list in conjunction with the births marriages and deaths records.

Norfolk Newspaper Archives

Local Newspaper Archives and Historical Newspapers can provide invaluable information for Family History Researchers.  Information can often be found that is not found in Parish Records, or Censuses. At Family History, we are able to provide a direct link to Norfolk Newspaper Archives from a variety of historical newspapers, covering different time periods. Here is the link and information on the historic Norfolk Newspapers and the time periods they cover:

British Newspaper Archives – historic newspaper records in the Norfolk area – This is the link for the following historical newspapers

Local newspaper recordsRecord years
Diss Express1869-1872
1874-1876
1878-1895
1898-1909
1911
1913-1955
Eastern Evening News1882-1888
1890-1896
1898-1909
Norfolk Chronicle1776-1798
1802-1824
1826-1827
1829-1845
1847-1908
Norfolk News1845-1897
1899-1910
Norwich Mercury1727
1823-1826
1828-1835
1837-1844
1846-1888
1890-1896
1899-1905
Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal1880-1892
1894-1896
1899-1900
Yarmouth Independent1862-1863
1868
1871
1876-1877
1879
1882
1885
1889-1893
1895
1901
1903
1906-1910
1913-1914
1916-1927
1932-1938
Yarmouth Mercury1880