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Suffolk County Council


Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.suffolkcc.gov.uk/libraries_and_heritage/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): SFK

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Bury St Edmunds Record Office (BRO)
77 Raingate Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 2AR
Tel: 01284 352352
Fax: 01284 352355
Email: bury.ro@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk
Contact: Sheila Reed (Public Service Manager)


Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1700
Tuesday: 0900-1700
Wednesday: 0900-1700
Thursday: 0900-1700
Friday: 0900-1700
Saturday: 0900-1700


Other Libraries:

Ipswich Record Office (IRO)
Gatacre Road
Ipswich
IP1 2LQ
Tel: 01473 584541
Fax: 01473 584533
E-mail: ipswich.ro@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk
Contact: Bridget Hanley (Public Service Manager)
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 0900-1700

Lowestoft Record Office
Central Library
Clapham Road South
Lowestoft
NR32 1DR
Tel: 01502 405357
Fax: 01502 405350
E-mail: lowestoft.ro@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk
Contact: Louise Clarke (Public Service Manager)
Opening hours: Monday: 0915-1730; Tuesday: 0915-1800; Wednesday-Friday: 0915-1730; Saturday: 0915-1700


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? � per hour (minimum 30 minutes). Latin translations/transcriptions � per hour
~details on attached Appendix A$

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations Not held in Suffolk


5. Census returns

The three Record Offices between them hold Suffolk-wide coverage in microform of all census from 1841 to 1891. 1851, 1881 and 1891 are available for the whole county at all three Record Offices .
Portions of Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire are held, the areas covered varying according to census year and Record Office.


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Most Suffolk directories, c.1830-1937, are held by all three Record Offices. Each Record Office has a selection of Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire directories for the same period

6(b) City and Town Directories

Town directories, late 19th-20th centuries, are held for Bury St Edmunds (BRO), Ipswich and Stowmarket (IRO) and Lowestoft (LRO)

6(c) Telephone Directories

All three Record Offices hold a selection of local directories from c.1960 with a few earlier volumes


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Almost-complete series for all Suffolk constituencies are held at the appropriate Record Office

7(b) Poll Books

Most printed poll books for the county are held at all three Record Offices; each Record Office holds a selection of relevant Borough poll-books (manuscript and printed)


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1994 edition for the UK is held at all three Record Offices. BRO also holds 1994 edition for Australia, New Zealand and Canada


9. Unpublished Indexes

All Record Offices have persons, places and subject indexes to their archive collections


10. Parish Registers

All ancient parishes in Suffolk have deposited the bulk of their registers in the appropriate Record Office. All registers down to 1900 are available in microform at all Record Offices.
Many registers are available in the three Record Offices in transcript form.


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

As the Suffolk Record Office includes the county local studies collection, all local periodicals are held, some in all Record Offices, more local ones at the appropriate Record Office


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Suffolk Records Society volumes - BRO, IRO, LRO
Norfolk Record Society volumes - BRO, IRO, LRO
Cambridgeshire Records Society volumes - BRO


13. Other material

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14. Guides to Collections

Guide to Genealogical Sources. 5th edition, 1998. �.00 + �50 p&p.
Individual portions available separately:-
1 Parish registers and associated sources (�00)
2 Probate records (�00)
3 Nonconformist records (�50)
4 The Census (2.50)
5 Civil Registration (�00)
6 Local Authority Cemetery registers (�00)
7 Poor Law Institution registers (�00)
8 Poll books and electoral registers (�00)

In preparation:-

9 Manorial records
10 School records
11 Records of the Old Poor Law
12 Records of rates and taxes

Available from all Record Offices.

Catalogue of the Suffolk Regiment archives. �.50 + �50 p&p. Available from BRO


15. Local Record Offices

Bury St Edmunds Record Office (BRO)
77 Raingate Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 2AR
Tel: 01284 352352
Fax: 01284 352355
E-mail: bury.ro@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk

Ipswich Record Office (IRO)
Gatacre Rd
Ipswich
IP1 2LQ
Tel: 01473 584541
Fax: 01473 584533
E-mail: ipswich.ro@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk

Lowestoft Record Office (LRO)
Central Library
Clapham Rd
Lowestoft
NR32 1DR
Tel: 01502 405357
Fax: 01502 405350
E-mail: lowestoft.ro@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk


URL: http://www.suffolkcc.gov.uk/libraries_and_heritage/sro/


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