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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/suffolkenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Suffolk]  
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/suffolkenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Suffolk]  
 
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*To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Suffolk and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/suffolk.htm FHLFavorites.info].  
 
*To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Suffolk and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/suffolk.htm FHLFavorites.info].  
 
*[http://apps.waveney.gov.uk/pages/cemeteries/BecclesCemeteryRecords.aspx Waveney District Council Municipal Cemetery Records Surname Indexes]
 
*[http://apps.waveney.gov.uk/pages/cemeteries/BecclesCemeteryRecords.aspx Waveney District Council Municipal Cemetery Records Surname Indexes]
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Revision as of 15:28, 30 October 2013

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Contents

Research Tools

Census, Civil Registration, Parish Records

Virtually everyone can be found in census and civil registration records and most in the parish registers.

Church Records or Parish Records

The Suffolk Church Records article outlines resources available for the county.

Suffolk County has approximately 500 ancient parishes within its boundary. FamilySearch has indexed and published on there website less than 20% percent of the parish registers. The Suffolk Family History Society has indexed and published well over 50% of the registers.
There are three main archives in Suffolk. Also the Norfolk Record Office holds Suffolk registers for Lothingland deanery which is located in the northeast corner of Suffolk in Mutford Registration district. 23 Parishes are in Lothingland deanery.

Court, Probate, Land, and Other records

Unlike census, civil registration, and Church of England Parish Records, less then 20% of the people appear in these record classes with few exceptions. The article by Anthony Camp on Sources for Labourers in an Agricultural Community provides a detailed view of records our ancestors can be found in.

Directories and Gazetteers

There are numerous online Directories and Gazetteers for Suffolk in the nineteenth century. They record the principal residents of most communities and a general description of each parish.

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Suffolk.  From this map you will be able to determine the Civil Registration District, Deanery, Poor Law Union, Hundred, Probate District,  of every parish. 

Civil Districts

Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

  • Diocese of Norwich
    • Archdeaconry of Suffolk
      • Deanery's
        • Parish's
    • Archdeaconry of Sudbury
      • Deanery's
        • Parish's

Refer to Suffolk Church Records article

Military

Parishes

To find a parish from a county list, and which provides researchers with rich resources for various record types, visit the Suffolk Parishes page.

Probate

For a complete step by step strategy for searching in probate records, visit the Suffolk Probate Records page for further details for online indexes, published and original manuscript records.

Pre-1858

Before 1858, every town and parish in Suffolk was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. The primary courts that had jurisdiction over Suffolk was the Archdeaconry of Suffolk, which covered the eastern division; and, Archdeaconry of Sudbury, which coved the western division.

Post-1858

After 1858 Suffolk County was in Ipswich District. See the--

1. Principal Probate Registry 

2. Estate Duty Registers

Websites

Links to articles, subcategories and images under the Category Suffolk


[Note to Editors: Feel free to use Horham or any other parish as a template to add information about parishes in Suffolk.  Parish Histories can be found in the Gazetteers.]