Monday, 4 January 2016

TheGenealogist releases Norfolk parish records

News from TheGenealogist ( of a records release which may be of interest to those with Norfolk ancestry:

New Year Launch of Parish Records

The Genealogist has added to the millions of its UK Parish Records released over the last year with the first batch of records from their new agreement with Norfolk Record Office. This is a two part release covering this East of England county.

These feature the fully searchable registers of baptisms, banns, marriages and burials covering the majority of parishes in Norfolk.

In phase one of this two stage release we are giving access to over 3.6 million individuals from over 700 parishes. You can search transcripts linked to the original images of baptism, marriage and burial records. Please see our coverage list giving the dates for each parish (

Some of the surviving records are from the early 1500s. These vital records will allow family history researchers from all over the world to search for their Norfolk ancestors online for the first time.

Nigel Bayley, Managing Director of TheGenealogist says: “You will be able to easily search Norfolk records online for the first time. From the results a click will allow you to view high quality digital images of the original documents. Joining our already extensive Parish Record collection on TheGenealogist, this release will be eagerly anticipated by family and local historians with links to Norfolk.”

Gary Tuson, County Archivist at The Norfolk Record Office says: “The Norfolk Record Office is pleased to be working with TheGenealogist, a commercial company helping to make these important records available to a worldwide audience.”

(With thanks to Nick Thorne)


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  1. Interesting, but wonder why the same Norfolk parishes are missing from the Genealogist site (most notably Tottenhill & Wormegay in my case) as are missing from the Familysearch site - yet the record office has registers for these places.....

  2. Parishes have to give permission - I guess these are the ones that haven't.