Search Services

The society offers a Search Service of the following indexes

How to apply

Baptism Index (1650-1900*)

The available parishes, and the years covered, are given on the following listings. This is updated as new parishes are completed & before some are published.

A basic Search is for one surname (plus variants) and for up to 30 entries. Any additional entries can be purchased. The search can be restricted by specifying a forename and/or the forenames of parents. You may specify any or all of the available parishes.

Available parishes  for searches.

Service Provider
Arthur Bird
Highlands, 1 Grays Close
Hadleigh, Ipswich
Suffolk IP7 6AG


Marriage Index (1650-1837)

The available parishes cover most of Suffolk, although some are still to be checked & published.  A basic search is for one surname and for up to 30 entries; Any additional entries can be purchased. 

Available parishes (searches)

Please state surname, forename, geographical area and dates.

Service Provider
Pamela Palgrave FSG
Crossfield House
Dale Road
Stanton, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP31 2DY

Burial Index (Start - 1900)

It is now virtually complete and covers 592 Burial Grounds and over 1,312,000 entries.

A basic search is for one surname (including variants) and for up to 12 pages. Any additional entries can be purchased. A basic search is £3.00. 

Please specify if the search is for the whole county or up to four named burial places.

The burial grounds, including years covered, and abbreviations, are given on the following lAdobe PDF file. Available parishes for searches.

For a copy of the above listings by post please including a stamped (Large Letter Rate) A4 self-addressed envelope.

 Service Provider
Ann Youngs
6 Gresham Close
Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Suffolk NR32 3DH


Monumental Inscriptions

The charge for this search is £3 per surname. Note that only certain churchyards are available and NOT the whole county. The available churchyards for searches..

A Search = one surname for each parish + approximate date

Service Provider
Ann Youngs
6 Gresham Close
Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Suffolk NR32 3DH

How to request a search

Payment can also be made by credit card or PayPal using our shop - Select 'Sundry Payments' and enter the amount of money to be paid. Please note that if you use this option, it is important that, apart from contacting the Service Supplier, you also email our Publications Officer (see Contact Us ) and state which service you are requesting.

  1. Contact the search co-ordinator by email to check on the number of enties that will be required for the search. You will need to quote the suname you are searching for. The following are the contact details for the various search services.
  2. The coordinator will give you the number of entries plus any extra entries above 30 needed and the price.

  3. Pay for the search and any extra pages via
    • the online shop
    • Post - to Publications Officer at the address here. Cheques should be made payable to S.F.H.S. Publications Ltd.

  4. Results are sent by email but it you need them posted please include with your letter an self-addressed stamped C4 (A4) envelope or the minimum postage of Large Letter Rate (6 IRCs if overseas).