Suffolk Roots

is our quarterly journal and is free to members.

"Roots"  provides a permanent record of the experiences and lives of Suffolk families and the county as they knew it.

An opportunity to share those pictures of places and activities from Suffolk's past which are in your family collection and to make them available to others in the future is one of the journal's aims.  

A Theme is featured in each issue in addition to articles on all aspects of genealogy.  For March the theme is Maritime Suffolk and in June it will be Beerhouses, Pubs, Inns and Hotels. If you or a relative was involved in hostelry or brewing, or have a tale to tell of events that took place in one of these establishements, we'd love to hear from you.

A Help Required section seeks information from readers on those people, places and occasions that you are finding difficult to research. If you have had no response to a query posted in the Forum in the Members' Area on this site, a query in the journal may reach a different group of potential helpers - and you can include photographs of people and places; perhaps members can put a name to those unidentified people in your pictures.

Contributions to the journal of readers' memoirs and pictures on any genealogical matter; the writer’s family research; life in historic Suffolk or relating to the theme of a forthcoming issue are always welcome.

Members are invited to send in suggestions for future themes.



This Maritime Suffolk themed issue comprises 88pp just a few of which are reproduced below


Writing articles for Suffolk Roots

Articles are usually strongly linked to the county of Suffolk and its people but can also be on any genealogical topic of interest to SFHS members.

Sending handwritten or typewritten text is perfectly OK - 'though a MS Word or similar file is helpful. As all articles are recomposed to fit the Suffolk Roots page design at the editing stage, you don't need to worry about the typeface or page layout.

But please send your illustrations and text in separate files.

Do remember to quote your membership number when submitting your article so those readers who may have information to pass on to you, or questions to raise, can contact you through the society.

If you wish, you can add your email or postal address or your phone number but this is not essential.

Pictures, family-trees, photographs and drawings, whether in colour or black and white are very welcome. Photographs should be high definition jpg files (i.e. at least 300dpi). Remember that anything dowloaded from the internet will probably be only 72 dpi which is fine for viewing on a screen but will appear very 'blocky' on the printed page and thus detrimental to the maintenace of a 'quality' publication.

The journal is keen to print those unpublished photographs of historic Suffolk  hidden away in your family collections. If damaged pictures need to be retouched for publication, we'll send you a new print!






If your article includes photographs or long quotations from another publication you should seek permission from the author to use them unless the original material is beyond the copyright expiry date.
Reproducing a short extract is usually deemed not to require permission, providing it is accredited to the original author. 

Permission must be obtained before material published in Suffolk Roots is used in any other publication.

ALWAYS PLEASE REMEMBER to send your illustrations separately from the text

Sending the text and pictures together in a single file complicates both the editing and the printing processes and in some circumstances may result in rejection of the article for practical reasons.

 If you would like to contribute to an issue of Suffolk Roots, send your text and pictures  by mail or by email to:-

Geoff. Dennish
Editor, Suffolk Roots
12 Hall Road : Chilton Hall
Stowmarket : Suffolk
IP14 1TN