Suffolk Family History Resources

Suffolk Family History Resources are available on this section of the Family History website.  You’ll find plenty of Suffolk Genealogy information and Suffolk Parish Register information from the County of Suffolk, England UK. We’ll provide direct links to Suffolk Births, Marriages and Deaths Records and other Suffolk BMD records.

Suffolk Family History Society

This is a very active society with about 2000 members and Groups meeting in Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Sudbury, and in West London.   Many members are involved in transcribing Parish records and Memorial Inscriptions.  They also run a bookshop based at the Suffolk Record Office in Ipswich. A quarterly journal called Suffolk Roots is sent to members free of charge.

Births, marriages and deaths

We are able to provide some direct links to Suffolk BMD records:

Births

Suffolk Baptisms 1538-1911
– Suffolk, England, Baptism Records from 351 Parishes and nearly 750,000 records including one John Constable, Landscape Artist 1776.

Marriages

Suffolk Marriage Index
– Suffolk, England, Marriage records collected from 576 Parishes and some Marriage records going back as far as 1538.

Burials – including memorial inscriptions

Suffolk Early Burials Index
– This index covers mainly early burials from 1538 to 1909 and from about 34 of the 500 parishes in Suffolk.  There are 62,280 records and there are some later burial records included.  It’s best to use this index in conjunction with the following parish list which details both the parishes and the date ranges:
Suffolk Early Burials – Parish List as it shows the parishes included and the date ranges covered.

Suffolk Newspaper Archives

Local Newspaper Archives and Historical Newspapers can prove to be an invaluable information resource for Family Historians.  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 Suffolk Newspaper Archives from a variety of historical newspapers, covering different time periods. Here is the link and information on the historic Suffolk Newspapers and the time periods they cover:

British Newspaper Archives – historic newspaper records in the Suffolk area
– this is the link for all the historical newspapers listed below

Local newspaper recordsRecord year
Bury and Norwich Post1786-1794
1801-1871
1873-1895
1898-1900
Bury Free Press1856-1896
1898-1901
1911-1955
East Anglian Daily Times1876
1878-1881
1884
1887
1890-1895
1901-1906
1908-1909
East Suffolk Mercury and Lowestoft Weekly News1858-1859
Evening Star1885-1889
1893-1909
Framlingham Weekly News1859-1894
1899-1939
The Halesworth Times and East Suffolk Advertiser1855-1865
1867-1871
1873
Ipswich Advertiser, or, Illustrated Monthly Miscellany 1855-1863
Ipswich Journal1720-1721
1724-1737
1739-1750
1752-1757
1759-1760
1763-1766
1771-1773
1778-1785
1789-1793
1795-1800
The Ipswich Journal1748-1751
1758
1761-1765
1767-1828
1830
1833-1896
1898
1900-1902
Suffolk and Essex Free Press1855-1869
1884-1886
1888-1895
1897-1900
1912-1927
1943-1949
The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express1810-1821
1824-1871