Publications

The indexes produced by our projects are available for purchase as CDs. They have been transcribed from the baptisms, marriages and burials of the original parish registers and cover the whole county. All our CDs are professionally manufactured to a high quality which will last for many years of use. For details of all our CDs see the following - sorted either by Deanery or by Parish.  Our transcribers are always working on further CDs. For details of these see here for Baptisms and here for Marriages 

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Suffolk Baptism Index

Our baptism indexes are transcribed and double checked against the original registers. They are released in phases in date order.

  1. 1813 to 1900
  2. 1754 to 1812
  3. 1650 to 1753
  4. Start to 1649

In each phase the index is release by deanery or group of deaneries and together cover the whole county.

 There are 5 different orderings of index to help make your searches easier.

  • By Surname, Child and Date to locate a particular person and their parents.
  • By Surname, Father, Mother, Date and Child to locate a family group with brothers and sisters.
  • By Surname, Mother, Father, Date and Child to locate a family group with brothers and sisters 
  • By Parish, Surname and Date to locate in a particular village.
  • By Occupation and Surname

Each index entry provides the date of baptism, child's name, father's name, mother's name, their abode, occupation and baptism parish.

The indexes are presented as Adobe portable PDFs which are fully searchable and bookmarked to make locating of your ancestors much faster. 

Here are some examples of index pages with different orderings.

Example of Baptism Index in Surname, Child, Father, Mother Order
Example of Baptism Index in Surname, Father, Mother, Child Order
Example of Baptism Index in Surname, Mother , Father, Child Order
Example of Baptism Index in Parish, Surname, Date Order
Example of Baptism Index Bookmarks
Example of Baptism Index in Occupation and Surname Order

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Suffolk Marriage Index

Our marriage indexes are transcribed and double checked against the original registers. They are released in phases in date order.

  1. 1813 to 1837 complete for the county on one index.
  2. 1754 to 1812
  3. 1650 to 1753
  4. Start to 1649

In each phase except phase 1, indexes are released by deanery areas and groups of deaneries and together cover the whole county. 

 The indexes are ordered to help make your searches easier.

  • By Groom name
  • By Bride name

The indexes are presented as Adobe portable PDF which are fully searchable and bookmarked to make locating of your ancestors much faster. 

Here are examples of index pages.

Example of Marriage Index in Groom Order
Example of Marriage Index in Bride Order
Example of Marriage Index with Bookmarks

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Suffolk Burial Index

This index is available for the whole of the county for all the extant parish registers in one index. The index is transcribed and double checked against the original registers. There are 2 different orders of index to help make your searches easier.

  • Grouped by Surname and Forename
  • Grouped by Burial Place and Surname

Each index entry lists the deceased,  their abode, date of burial, burial place and any additional information add to the entry.

The index is presented as Adobe PDF format which are fully searchable and bookmarked at regular intervals to further facilitate your searches.

For a full list of parishes included on the CD (issue 3) see here.

Here are examples of index pages.

Example of Burial Index in Surname Order
Example of Burial Index in Surname, Parish Order
Example of Burial Index in with bookmarks

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Availability

All publications can be purchased on-line from our Online Shop

or order by post from

Publications Officer
60 Oldfield Road, Ipswich
Suffolk IP8 3SE
Telephone: 07770 521200
Or Email

 

Cheques should be made payable to "Suffolk Family History Publications Ltd".

We regret that we are unable to take telephone orders.

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Suffolk Roots Journal

Suffolk Roots is published in March, June, September and December each year and is free to members.

The Journal is packed with news, articles, letters, important little snippets of information and much more, many written by members from all over the world!

The society welcomes contributed articles on any subject, of interest to family or local historians, from anyone. Preferably but not essentially, these will have a strong link to the people or the county of Suffolk. Please quote your membership number.

Handwritten or typewritten material is perfectly acceptable although a text file produced in MS Word or similar is very helpful. Illustrations, whether black and white or colour, are particularly welcomed, these should be sent in as separate high-resolution files (300dpi or more) and NOT combined with the text.

If part of your article includes quotations/lists from a book then the permission of the author must be sought unless it is beyond the copyright date.



Please send articles to the Editor, via Email

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Corrections to indexes

Preparation of indexes

We endeavour to avoid errors or omissions in the preparation of data for our Suffolk 'Index' series of CD's:

          •   Suffolk Baptism Index
          •   Suffolk Marriage Index
          •   Suffolk Burial Index

Our teams of volunteers, working with detailed guidance notes, transcribe, input, initial check and final check, using microfiche copies of the registers and original registers when necessary.

Main Principles of Transcription 

  • Names and dates are transcribed as entered in the register - it is left to the researcher to ponder on the various spellings of the family name.
  • Occasional misspellings under 'Abode' and 'Occupation' are corrected, for example: Great Ratting becomes Gt Wratting whilst Taylor becomes Tailor.
  • Blank parts of entries are generally left so in the transcript, or indicated [blank].
  • Notes may be added, to assist the researcher, and placed in square brackets, for example:
    • [?] denotes an unresolved query
    • bn 2086[sic] shows a mistake in the register and not with the transcript
    • [entry between 6 Sep 1846 & 4 Jan 1847] when the date is blank.
  • Data is presented in a standard format with key words abbreviated and a full listing provided on each CD

Apologies

If, despite all our efforts to ensure the accuracy of our data, you should find any errors or omissions, which there may well be, the Society would welcome reports of these, which should be sent to the appropriate project co-ordinator:

          Baptism Index Co-ordinator      baptisms@suffolkfhs.org.uk
          Marriage Index Co-ordinator     marriages@suffolkfhs.org.uk
          Burial Index Co-ordinator         burials@suffolkfhs.org.uk
 

Data Corrections

Following rechecking by an experienced transcriber, which may involve some delay whilst visiting the Suffolk Record Office, we will report back to the finder. Any corrections made to our database will be published in the following listings, which will be updated regularly.


For updates click Files links below:

          Baptism Index Corrections - updated July 2020
          Marriage Index Corrections - updated January 2020
          Burial Index Corrections - updated July 2020