Alburgh, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Alburgh, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Alburgh, Norfolk
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Earsham
County Norfolk
Poor Law Union Depwade
Registration District Depwade
Records begin
Parish registers: 1540
Bishop's Transcripts: 1691
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Redenhall
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History

Alburgh (All Saints), is a parish, in the union of Depwade, and the hundred of Earsham, Norfolk. Alburgh parish, is 3½ miles NE of Harleston, and 6 miles W of Bungay, it is a large village, in the diocese of Norwich and county of Norfolk.[1][2]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Alburgh, Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]
FMP = Norfolk Parish Registers Browse (findmypast) - (£)[4]
FREG = FreeREG - free[5]
FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free[6]
FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free[7]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[8]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[9]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[10]
Alburgh, Norfolk Genealogy Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FMP 1540-1978 1540-1975 1540-1932
FREG 1563-1870
FS ATs 1725-1812 1725-1812 1725-1812
FS BTs Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS PRs Undefined 1540-1900 Undefined 1540-1903 Undefined 1540-1901

TGEN 1788-1866 1788-1866 1793-1812 1793-1812

Browse Bishop's Transcript Images on FamilySearch

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Census records

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Category:England Family History Centres to locate local Family History Centres in UK

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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901

1891 Census Surname Index courtesy of the Norfolk Transcription Archives

Poor Law Unions

Depwade Poor Law Union

See also England Norfolk Poor Law Union Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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  1. Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 376-377
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 20-26. URL: Date accessed: 21 August 2012.
  3. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  4. 'Norfolk Parish Registers Browse', findmypast, accessed 31 July 2015.
  5. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 21 February 2014.
  6. 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 22 March 2014.
  7. 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 22 March 2014.
  8. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.
  9. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 10 February 2014.
  10. 'Subscription Coverage Catalogue', TheGenealogist, accessed 11 January 2016.
  11. 'England, Norfolk, Church of England Bishops' Transcripts Parish Search/Alburgh', FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 11 April 2016.