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The online catalogue does not include details of all our collections. Contact the relevant branch for information relating to collections which have paper and card indexes.

October 1916

November 18, 201610:20 am

October 1916 was one of the big months for the 1st Suffolks in Salonika.  Having secured the Orljak bridgehead, the forces were pushing north and east.  They were taking part in larger operations in the Struma valley.  The French and the Serbs were trying to take Monastir, a town on an important route between the […]

The Suffolks in Salonika during WWI

July 28, 20169:25 amFebruary 12, 2018 2:19 pm

When we think of the Great War, everyone knows about the trench warfare, many people know about Gallipoli  –  very few people know about the Salonika Campaign… but the Suffolk Regiment was there. The Suffolk Regiment (aka “The Suffolks”) were part of the British Salonika Force.  The Allied forces had been asked by the Greek government […]

Research Service

June 22, 20161:38 pmOctober 14, 2017 9:17 am

Stuck on a branch of your family tree? Looking for information for a research project? Live too far away to visit us? Need a new approach when the trail goes cold? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you might need our research service. Commission our researchers to search for information on […]

Get involved

May 27, 20169:22 amSeptember 29, 2017 12:04 pm

There are several ways for you to get involved with ‘The Hold’ project! NEW! DONATE to help deliver ‘The Hold’ and its activities through the joint fundraising campaign by the Suffolk Archives Foundation and Friends of Suffolk Record Office. VOLUNTEER to help the Suffolk Archives Foundation in their work to support Suffolk Record Office.  Fill in […]

Using catalogues and indexes

May 26, 20168:23 pmMay 26, 2016 8:25 pm

If you’re new to using archives you may want to have a look at the guides on the Archives Hub website, where you can find lots of information about working with archives and visiting repositories. Suffolk Record Office has been creating index cards and catalogues since the offices opened in the 1940s. Some of these have been […]

Lowestoft branch

May 26, 20162:48 pmJanuary 18, 2017 10:42 am

Address: Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Library, Clapham Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1DR Telephone: 01502 674680 Email: lowestoft.ro@suffolk.gov.uk Opening times: Monday 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesday 9.30am-4.30pm Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm Friday 9.30am-4.30pm Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm Closed: Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Parking: There is no car parking on site but long and short-stay car parks are located near the town centre – Waveney District Car Parks

Ipswich branch

May 26, 20162:44 pmNovember 30, 2017 5:06 pm

Address: Suffolk Record Office, Gatacre Road, Suffolk, IP1 2LQ Telephone: 01473 263909 Email: ipswich.ro@suffolk.gov.uk Opening times: Monday 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesday 9.30am-4.30pm Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm Friday 9.30am-4.30pm Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm Closed: Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Parking: Car parking is available on site, entrance in Gatacre Road (closed after office hours).

Bury St Edmunds branch

May 26, 20162:33 pmSeptember 4, 2018 9:50 am

News: The work on the strongroom shelving has now been completed and documents can be ordered as usual.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this caused. Address: Suffolk Record Office, 77 Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2AR Telephone: 01284 741212 Email: bury.ro@suffolk.gov.uk Opening times: Monday 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesday 9.30am-4.30pm Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm Friday 9.30am-4.30pm Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm Closed: Wednesdays, Sundays […]

Ipswich Quay

May 24, 20162:42 pmMay 25, 2017 3:26 pm

Edward Caley’s sketch books and drawings of Ipswich Quay Edward Caley’s drawings and sketch books show the condition of Ipswich Quay in 1837.  Caley was employed by the Ipswich Dock Commission to help with surveying work.  He used the sketch books to record the buildings on the quay, some of those in the streets behind, […]

Sutton Hoo

April 8, 201611:39 amApril 8, 2016 1:42 pm

Suffolk Record Office and the Anglo-Saxons?  With our earliest document dating to the 12th Century, Anglo-Saxon researchers and enthusiasts might be forgiven for not thinking of us when planning a visit to Suffolk!  However, our collections reflect the continuation of many stories which began with the Anglo-Saxons – immigration, kingship, parishes and many more.  In addition, our […]