Programme of events

January 18, 201710:51 amLeave a Comment

The Spring and summer programme of events has now been published and can be downloaded from our website Events include talks on Medieval Church Graffiti at Lowestoft Record Office, Tales of Home Decorating in the 19th Century at Bury Record Office and Beat of the Street by Borin van Loon at the Ipswich branch. Please […]

Eboracum Baroque at Moyses Hall

January 16, 201711:29 amLeave a Comment

Rediscovering Suffolk’s Baroque Music The spectacular Eboracum Baroque are performing at Moyse’s Hall this March 16th, presenting a programme of music based around Suffolk composers from the 18th century. Hear music by Suffolk composers, Joseph Gibbs and John Carr that has not been heard in over 250 years! The concert will include Violin Sonatas written by Joseph […]

Heritage Treasures Photography Contest!

January 11, 201710:10 amLeave a Comment

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is now on Instagram and Facebook and today, to mark the occasion, they have launched a month-long photography competition that aims to celebrate the UK’s fantastic and diverse heritage. Open to all, they’re asking everyone to share an image of their favourite heritage – their #HeritageTreasures – and tell them why they […]

‘Communities of Dissent’ research project

January 4, 201711:57 amJanuary 4, 2017 11:58 amLeave a Comment

COMMUNITIES OF DISSENT Invitation to participate in a new research project for local and family historians Religious dissent, its impact and changing role, is the focus of a new research project for local and family historians. This is the latest major venture of the Family and Community History Research Society (FACHRS). The society was established […]

New codes and charges, as from 13 December 2016

December 12, 20163:13 pmDecember 19, 2016 3:17 pmLeave a Comment

Please note that Suffolk Record Office is introducing new Codes and Charges from Tuesday 13 December 2016. Codes and Charges 2016 If you have any queries about the new codes and charges please contact Judith Stephenson, Searchroom Services Manager on mailto:Judith.stephenson@Suffolk.gov.uk

Meet Steve Gilby, our Activity Plan Officer

November 25, 201610:25 amNovember 25, 2016 1:44 pmLeave a Comment

This October, we welcomed Steve Gilby to the project team for ‘The Hold’.  Steve is our new HLF Activity Plan Officer, and will drive forward our proposals for ‘Mapping Suffolk’s Stories’ and develop an exciting Activity Plan, reaching out across all of Suffolk. Steve said, “I’m thrilled to be working on such an exciting project and […]

Ipswich Record Office Open Day

October 6, 20161:41 pmNovember 7, 2016 12:25 pmLeave a Comment

Have you wondered what goes on in the Record Office? Come along to the Ipswich Open Day on 29th October and find out. Our open day will focus on connecting you with your county record office, local family history and local history organisations and sharing the work of Suffolk Record Office through bookable strongroom tours. […]

Finalist for National Award

September 30, 20161:51 pmOctober 4, 2016 9:45 amLeave a Comment

Suffolk Record Office is delighted to announce that its project – “Preserving Suffolk’s Digital Assets” is a finalist for ‘The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy’ in the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards 2016. Run by the Digital Preservation Coalition, the awards are a world-wide celebration of those who have made significant and innovative […]

Come and see us at the SFHS fair!

September 23, 20162:44 pmNovember 7, 2016 12:26 pmLeave a Comment

Suffolk Record Office will be at the Suffolk Family History Society fair on Saturday 24 September.  The fair is being held at the Waterfront building at the University of Suffolk and starts at 10am.  More details are available on their website: https://www.suffolkfhs.co.uk/

‘The Hold’ at One Big Multicultural Festival

September 6, 20168:02 amLeave a Comment

Record Office staff and volunteers enjoyed a fantastic day out promoting ‘The Hold’ at the ‘One Big Multicultural Festival’ on Sunday, September 4th.   The event was organised by our good friends at the Bangladeshi Support Centre (with whom we collaborated on the Curry & Culture Project) and combined music, food and dancing in Ipswich’s Alexandra […]