England, Norfolk, Archdeacon's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Record Description
- 2 Record Content
- 3 How to Use This Record
- 4 Known Issues with This Collection
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 How You Can Contribute
- 8 Citations for This Collection
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Baptism records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of baptism
- Name of child
- Gender of child
- Legitimacy of child
- Parents' names and residence
- Occupation of father
Marriage records before 1754 may contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the bride and groom
- Marriage banns which included the residences of the couple
- After 1754 the full names of witnesses and the name of the minister are also given.
Marriage records after 1837 may contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the bride and groom
- Ages and marital status of the bride and groom
- Residences of the bride and groom at the time of marriage
- Groom's occupation
- Name of groom's father
- Name of bride's father
Burial records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of burial
- Name of deceased.
- Age and gender of deceased
- Residence of deceased
How to Use This Record
To search for a person in a Church of England parish register, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Where the person lived and the corresponding parish
- When the person lived; if you do not know the time period, you must estimate it from what you know of more recent generations.
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
Using the Information
- Baptism or christening records list the parents’ names, making it possible for you to connect your ancestor to an earlier generation.
- You may find a birth date listed or be able to approximate a birth date.
- After 1812, the baptismal records list a place of residence, making it easier to identify your family by where they lived.
- The records also list the father’s occupation, which makes it easier to identify your ancestor's family when more than one family with the same name lived in the parish.
- If the deceased is a child, the parents’ names might be given. This information helps to extend your family another generation.
- Marriage records sometimes state the residence for the bride and groom. You can use this information to look for their baptisms and to identify the children of this couple.
- Marriage records after 1754 list the names of witnesses, who were often family members.
- These records can help you identify your ancestor’s family. Signatures in the records might be used to identify a particular individual by the handwriting style.
- Banns indicate the parish of residence of the bride and groom. This information often leads to the records of another parish. You can search for the baptisms of the bride and groom in the parishes of residence since these might also be the parishes where they were born.
- After 1812, and sometimes before, burial records include the age of the deceased. Use this age to approximate the person’s birth year and to find the baptismal record.
- The occupation of a deceased male might be given (especially after 1812) and can help identify your ancestor when there is more than one person by that name in the area. Knowing the occupation might also provide you the opportunity to find other records about your ancestor.
Tips to Keep in Mind
Within the diocese, the Suffolk parishes in the Archdeaconry of Suffolk and County of Suffolk of Belton, Suffolk, Bradwell, Suffolk, Burgh Castle, Suffolk, Fritton, Suffolk, Gorleston, Suffolk transcripts are held at Suffolk Record Office.
Norwich transcripts are grouped together by year for ease of search. Exceptions include:
- Norwich St Helen, Norfolk as no transcripts survive prior to 1813
- Norwich St James with Pockthorpe, Norfolk, Norwich St Mary in the Marsh, Norfolk, Norwich St Paul, Norfolk each have their own Archdeacon Transcripts series.
- Great Yarmouth, Norfolk has some difficulty in reading the Archdeacon and Bishop's Transcripts series. For the years 1773-1841 the Record Office series Great Yarmouth Weekly Register Bills may be easier to use for research purposes. The Record Office series is available on microfiche.
- Castle Rising, Norfolk exceptionally has Archdeacon's transcripts beyond 1812; the years 1812-1818 are available.
- Great Cressingham, Norfolk has no surviving Archdeacon's transcripts.
- Thorpe St Andrew all transcripts were sent to the Bishop.
- The parish of Emneth, Norfolk was within the Wisbech deanery of the Diocese of Ely and therefore all archdeacon's and Bishop's Transcripts are located at the University of Cambridge Library with the holdings of Ely diocesan Archdeacon and Bishop's Transcripts.
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General Information About These Records
Marriage banns normally took place on three separate occasions prior to the marriage and gave anyone with a valid reason a chance to object to the marriage.
Parish registers are one of the best sources for identifying individuals and connecting them to parents, spouses, and other generations. In July 1837, the government instituted the civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths. However, parish registers continue to play an important role because they are often more readily available than civil registers. Bishops’ transcripts are a backup source for parish registers that are missing or illegible. If possible, you may want to search both the parish registers and the bishops’ transcripts since one is a handwritten copy of the other and might contain differences.
Known Issues with This Collection
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Citations for This Collection
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- "England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Church of England. Record Office, Central Library, Norwich.
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