The Society welcomes people researching their Norfolk ancestors and family history. We currently have around 4,000 members researching their Ancestors in Norfolk, including members from as far afield as Australia and U.S.A.
The Norfolk Family History Society’s collection of genealogical resources encompass parish register transcripts, monumental inscriptions, census returns, wills, family trees, pedigrees, photographs and a wide range of published work to help you trace your family’s Norfolk origins.
The Norfolk Online Record Search (NORS) database provides Members with online access to the Society’s collection of Parish Register Transcripts. Read more about NORS here.
We are keen to encourage wider access to genealogical resources through transcription and indexing projects and Members are positively encouraged to facilitate work of the Society by volunteering to help with transcription projects or donating copies of their own family trees. Members can also share the results of their own family history or genealogical research by sharing articles in the Society’s quarterly journal, The Norfolk Ancestor.
New Members are always welcome so why not consider joining the Society and enjoy the benefits membership offers, including the Norfolk Ancestor journal which is free to members.
Groups of the Society operate in West and South Norfolk, Norwich and London. Each group organises a varied programme of talks and meetings for people to enjoy and learn more about aspects of family history research. If you are interested in attending, full details of future talks are detailed in our schedule of events.
We also provide a bookshop selling material by local and national publishers specialising in family history and historical studies related to Norfolk and East Anglia. We mainly offer books not generally available in bookshops. Books can be purchased online or at Kirby Hall.