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.
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:
Suffolk Baptisms 1538-1911
– Suffolk, England, Baptism Records from 351 Parishes and nearly 750,000 records including one John Constable, Landscape Artist 1776.
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 records||Record year|
|Bury and Norwich Post||1786-1794
|Bury Free Press||1856-1896
|East Anglian Daily Times||1876
|East Suffolk Mercury and Lowestoft Weekly News||1858-1859|
|Framlingham Weekly News||1859-1894
|The Halesworth Times and East Suffolk Advertiser||1855-1865
|Ipswich Advertiser, or, Illustrated Monthly Miscellany||1855-1863|
|The Ipswich Journal||1748-1751
|Suffolk and Essex Free Press||1855-1869
|The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express||1810-1821