TRANSCRIBERS AND CHECKERS are still required, especially in the Record Offices where the original registers are available. For those working at home, copies of parish register pages on microfiche are provided by the Society together with full instructions. Whilst some of the early handwriting is unfamiliar much is copperplate and with time even the scribble can be deciphered. If you would like to help & want to know more please contact our Marriage Index Co-ordinator or Baptism Index Co-ordinator
The initial phase, 1813-1837 was published by Deanery Areas as a series of 17 volumes, between 1992 and 2005, and the following year on a single CD
Each entry comprises: groom & bride's surnames & forenames, if widower/widow, places of origin, together with date and parish where married. Click here to see a sample page.
The second phase, 1754 to 1812, follows the same format and was published in a series of eight CD's, each covering parishes within a deanery or group of deaneries
The third phase, 1650 to 1753, again follows the same format and is being published, as work progresses, in a series of CDs each covering parishes within a deanery or group of deaneries
See map & table below for deaneries completed and details of work in progress
For areas covered by deaneries see Suffolk Parishes
|CD Ref||Deanery or Deanery Group||Years Covered*||Stage|
|Carlford, Colneis, Samford & Wilford||1754-1812||Complete|
|MI-04||Bosmere, Claydon, Loes & Orford||1754-1812||Complete|
|MI-05||Blackbourne, Stow, Thedwastre & Thingoe||1754-1812||Complete|
|MI-07||Hartismere, Hoxne, South Elmham & Wangford||1754-1812||Complete|
|MI-08||Clare & Fordham||1754-1812||Complete|
|MI-09||Dunwich & Lothingland||1754-1812||Complete|
|Thedwastre & Stow||1650-1753||In Progress|
This project follows closely the format used by the Burials Index, and so contains almost all the register details for each entry, arranged under headings as used in the printed registers plus 'Additional Information' for margin notes, etc.
Only church notes, including name of the incumbent, unless father of the baptised, are not included.
To aid research the records are indexed in 5 different searchable formats.
- Surname, Child's Name, Date Click here to see a sample page
- Surname, Father's Name, Date Click here to see a sample page
- Surname, Mother's Name, Date Click here to see a sample page
- Occupation, Surname, Father's Name Click here to see a sample page
- Parish/place, Surname, Date Click here to see a sample page
The first phase, 1813-1900, started in 2003 and the second phase, 1754-1812 in 2009 are nearing completion with many of the 517 Anglican parishes now published. The remaining parishes in the NE corner of the county are being progressed by a team of helpers working from home and at the Lowestoft branch of Suffolk Record Office.
The third phase, 1650-1752, started in 2014, is being progressed by two teams working mainly at the Suffolk Record Offices at Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.
Completed parishes are being published by deanery areas on a series of CD's.
See map & table below for areas covered and details of progress.
For parishes covered by deaneries see Suffolk Parishes.
|Ref||Deanery or Deanery Group||Phase 1
|05||Stow & Thedwastre||complete||complete|
|07||Samford & Colneis||complete||complete|
|11||Bosmere & Claydon||complete||complete|
|13||Loes & Orford||complete||LATEST|
|14||Carlford & Wilford||complete||complete|
|16||Elmham & Wangford||complete|