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Suffolk Family History Society

The Suffolk Family History Society was founded in Lowestoft in 1975. Its objectives are to promote and encourage the public study of British family history, genealogy, heraldry and local history with particular reference to Suffolk; and to promote the preservation, security and accessibility of archival material.

The society is always pleased to welcome new members. At the present time regular meetings are held in Bury St. Edmunds, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lowestoft and Sudbury. There is also an Out of County group based in West London. You will be made most welcome at any of the group meetings. Additionally the Society holds regular free Zoom presentations on a wide range of topics. Recent talks have covered Use of DNA, Wills, local industries and Suffolk places of interest. Check their website to see what is coming up.

Every new member receives a presentation pack containing information about Suffolk and the group. Each quarter members receive the Suffolk Family History Society's journal Suffolk Roots. This is packed with news, articles, letters, important little snippets of information and much more.

Suffolk Family History Society is pleased to announce that its members' interests listing is now available online. Access to this service is totally free to everyone.

The society has a collection of reference books, transcripts and other documents which may be consulted in the Suffolk Record Office at Ipswich. In addition it has access to magazines from many other local, national and international societies.

The Society has an online shop, which stocks a large collection of publications such as parish register transcripts available as CDs or downloads. It is also possible to renew your subscription or join the society online. Products are ordered through a secure server.

Suffolk Family History Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies.

Available Records

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The society also contributed to the National Burial Index For England & Wales.

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