Society Library

Our library is now located at:

The John Blatchly Local Studies Library
Suffolk Archives
The Hold
131 Fore Street

The Library is available for browsing. It is however best to contact Suffolk Archives some days in advance of your visit to check opening times and if need to book a desk.

In the mean time check with the Suffolk Archives web site here.


Most of the records are held on open display, in the Search Room, and contain a variety of information about the county and its people.

It will be appreciated that Officers of the Suffolk Family History Society are unable to carry out research on behalf of members but are always willing to offer guidance.

The collection is arranged in three sections:

Family Histories
Members' personal family histories and birth briefs, sorted A- Z by the principal surname. Some of the smaller items are located in a filing cabinet.

These transcripts of parish records have been undertaken or donated by members of the Society and include Baptisms, Marriages, Burials and Monumental Inscriptions.

These are on Suffolk and family history in general and include all publications reviewed in Suffolk Roots.


Click here for a list of the contents of all 3 sections held in the library.



The Librarian can be contacted for general enquiries and, for MEMBERS ONLY, a limited search service is available.

Please provide details of your request, including family name or book you are interested in and the Librarian will provide you with a summary of what can be offered.

If agreeable, the minimum charge would be £3 and this would include 5 photocopied or scanned A4 pages. Additional pages, if required would be 60p per copy (current SRO price).

Would those applying by post please enclose a S.A.E. for their reply.

Our librarian is Jean Licence and she can be reached by post or email as below:

60 Oldfield Road
Suffolk IP8 3SE