A warm welcome and a helping hand to anyone researching their roots in Suffolk, land of the southern folk.


Haverhill Group Open Day

Posted by K Pulford on Mon, 7th Oct 2019

Writing Your Family History

Posted by K Pulford on Wed, 25th Sep 2019

Peter Northeast Conference 2019

Posted by K Pulford on Wed, 18th Sep 2019

The society is a member of the SLHC and so are entitled to free tickets.  Please apply directly to SLHC

Beginners/Intermediate Paleography

Posted by K Pulford on Thu, 29th Aug 2019

For those who have done the basics and want to further their reserches.

Country Households

Posted by K Pulford on Thu, 29th Aug 2019

Chairperson of the Society Resigns

Posted by K Pulford on Sun, 11th Aug 2019

It is with regret that I have to announce the resignation of our Chairperson Samantha Godley who has tendered her resignation effective from 10 August 2019.

Samantha has understandably been obliged to stand down following recent surgery.

Together with our Trustees, I would like to thank Samantha for her service to the Society during the past ten months wish her a speedy and healthy recovery.

D A Howlett


Latest Marriage Index

Posted by Webmaster on Mon, 1st Jul 2019

The CD for Clare Deanery marriages, 1650-1753*, is now available covering 30 parishes.

Where registers have been lost all existing Bishop's Transcripts have been transcribed and included.

Visit Suffolk Parishes for details of parishes covered and our Shop to purchase the CD, price £10 + p&p.

Our thanks to Marriage Index Co-ordinator, Pamela Palgave and her dedicated helpers, for this latest CD and for details of deanery areas completed, plus those in progress, please see Current Projects

Latest Baptism Index CD

Posted by Webmaster on Wed, 5th Jun 2019

We are pleased to announce our latest CD of early (1650-1753) Anglican baptisms – this one for the Samford and Colnies Deaneries in the south east corner of the county

40 parishes are included from Shelley, near Hadleigh, across to Felixstowe. For details of each parish and the available years* covered see Suffolk Parishes or visit our Shop where the CD is now available, price £15.32 + p&p.

Our thanks to all our dedicated helpers, working mainly at the Ipswich Record Office, who’ve made this possible. For details of all deanery areas completed and in progress please see Current Projects.

Help Tracing WW II Heroes

Posted by K Pulford on Wed, 5th Jun 2019

Your help is asked to help track down some names on the World War II roll of honour. There are some names on memorials which are just surnames with initials but either do not appear in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database of match so many entries that it is impossible to identify them. The list of 53 names is given below listed by parish. If you can provide further information please contact Gwyn Thomas at rgthomas1759@yahoo.co.uk.

Baker G Alderton
Harvey Donald Bacton
Smith John Badwell Ash
Kitson W F Barningham
Burrows S Beccles
Ling W J Beccles
Smith Blakenham, Little
Smith Tom Bramfield
Mitchell Charles Bramford
Edwards J Bromeswell
Brown A C Bures St Mary
Boyce J W Bury St Edmunds
Bunn J W Bury St Edmunds
Grayham R Bury St Edmunds
Thompson Bury St Edmunds
Pearce  AJ Claydon
Clark  W Felixstowe
Francis F Haughley
Ward Sidney S Hintlesham
Barker E G Ipswich
Beaumont D R Ipswich
Cape M C Ipswich
Dowsing R Ipswich
Foster R Ipswich
Girling E Ipswich
Jacobs A L Ipswich
Livingstone  D B Ipswich
Marjoram Christopher John Ipswich
Owen H Ipswich DFC
Paget W Ipswich
Ratcliffe J Ipswich
Revans C A Ipswich
Robinson B Ipswich
Southgate P S Ipswich
Webb J Ipswich
Williams Alfred T Ipswich
Marjoram C Leiston
Williams C Leiston
Gray John Newmarket
Seeley Jack Oulton
Smith Thomas W Palgrave
Ward Douglas Shotley
Howard G Southwold
Roberts G Southwold
Abel John Stanton
Thompson James Stoke by Nayland
Bailey Stowmarket
Cole R Stowmarket
Wilkinson John W  Stowupland
Palmer R F Stutton
Johnson G Thorndon
Clarke Colin Whelnetham, Great
Dangor Ronald Wrentham