More Norfolk Records on Findmypast

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Norfolk Baptisms

Over 76,000 additional records have been added to our collection of Norfolk parish baptisms. The new additions span 1777 to 1990 and cover the parishes of North Creake, Ringland, Southwood, Thornham and Worstead.

Each record will give you an original image of the parish register and a transcript of the details found in the records. The transcripts can vary depending on the age of the record and its condition, but most will include your ancestor's birth date, baptism date, parish and parent's names. The image displays the parish register page on which your ancestor's name appears.

Norfolk Banns

Over 33,000 new Norfolk Banns are now available to search. These new additions cover the parishes of Rockland All Saints & St Andrew, Roughton, Snetterton and Yaxham. Banns of marriage are the public announcement in a Christian parish church of a forthcoming marriage. They would be announced on three consecutive Sundays in order to prevent anyone from marrying when there was a legal impediment to them doing so.

The records include both a transcript and image of the original banns register. The details in each transcript may vary depending on the age and condition of the original source. Most transcripts will include the couple's names, residences, home parish and banns year. Images may reveal the second and third banns dates, the couple's marital statuses and the name of the minister who performed the banns.

Norfolk Marriages

Over 27,000 new records covering the parishes of North Creake, Rockland All Saints & St Andrew, Snetterton, Somerleyton, Southwood, Wacton, Wells next the Sea, Westacre and Worstead. The new additions span the years 1777 to 1984 and will reveal a combination of names, dates and locations related to both the bride and groom.

Every record displays an image of the original parish register as well as a transcript with all the pertinent information found in the record. The detail in each transcript will vary depending on the age of the records. Earlier marriage records recorded less information than those created in the twentieth century. Transcripts may include a combination of the couple's birth years, residences, marriage date, home parish, ages and father's names.

Norfolk Burials

Search over 15,000 recent additions to our collection of Norfolk Burials covering the parishes of North Creake, Rockland All Saints & St Andrew, Southwood, Wells next the Sea and Worstead. The transcripts and images will list a combination of your ancestors' burial dates, ages and residences at time of death, and their birth years.

A burial record is a good source for your family tree because it helps you to follow your ancestor's life journey from beginning to end. Many of our ancestors moved throughout their lives for different reasons like work and family. Death records will show where they were living at the end of their lives and this may indicate where their families resided. You can use this information to search for more ancestors in the electoral registers and census records.”

With thanks to Findmypast. Source: New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday; 4 January 2018.

Norfolk additions to FindMyPast

It's Norfolk's turn for some new and/or improved data sets on FindMyPast. Please forgive me for copy and pasting the press release...time is short with a new arrival due any hour now!

(With thanks to FindMyPast)

Norfolk Parish Registers Browse

Browse through original parish registers spanning more than 300 years of Norfolk history. Delve through more than 13,000 pages of baptism, marriage, banns and burial registers covering Church of England across the region.

Many of the records included in this collection predate civil registration and a number of registers date back to the early 16th century.

Norfolk Parish Chest Records 1300-1990 Browse

Explore more than 227,000 parish chest records from Norfolk in a collection spanning six centuries. These records will enable you to browse through account books, apprenticeship registers, vital event records, poor rate books, and much more.

A wide variety of topics and events are contained within the parish chest. A full list of everything included can be found at the bottom of the search screen.

Norfolk Land Tax Assessments 1665-1837 Browse

Browse through over 60,000 assorted tax assessment records for the county of Norfolk. The collection spans the years 1665 to 1837. The Norfolk Record Office records included in this collection are classified into the following event type categories:

·        Assessment for ongoing war

·        Assessment lists for royal aids

·        Assessment lists for royal aids and window tax assessments

·        Land & window tax assessments

·        Land tax assessments

·        Poll & land tax assessments

·        Poll tax assessment

·        Window tax assessments

Norfolk Borough Records 1317-1981 Browse

Browse through more than 58,000 Norfolk borough records from 1317 to 1981. There are 44 different types of record included this collection covering apprentices, freeman, courts, churches, petitions, sessions, poor rates and more.

The amount of information you can learn from these records will depend on the event type and the year of creation. A full list of what is included can be found at the bottom of the search screen.

Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts 1600-1812 Image Browse

Explore over 78,000 Archdeacon's transcripts to uncover vital details related to your ancestor's baptism, marriage, and burial.

Archdeacon's transcripts are copies of parish registers that were sent to the archdeacon. Prior to 1812, all copies of registers were sent to the archdeacon. After 1812, the copies were sent to the bishop and became known as the bishop's transcripts.

New additions for Suffolk on FindMyPast

FindMyPast have recently added seven new publications to their collection:

  • Suffolk Hearth Tax Returns (1674)

  • Wills and Inventories from Court of the Commissary of Bury St Edmunds (1370-1650)

  • smityhParish Registers of West Stow & Wordwell (1558-1850)

  • Parish Registers of Rushbrook (1567-1850)

  • Parish Registers of Ickworth (1566-1890)

  • Parish Registers of Denham (1539-1850)

  • Parish Registers of Chillesford (1740-1812)

These are presented in .pdf format and to search them you can only use exact word search. This will take you to a page for you to scan through to find the entry, not directly to an individual transcript. Old hands will appreciate this means that you may need to try several variations to find your person of interest. 

Note: this collection is available with a Pro subscription (ie not a Plus subscription) so you will need to upgrade or visit your local library if you have the more basic package.