Which branch do I need?

The Suffolk Record Office has 3 branches in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft. In terms of collecting archives each branch has its own geographical area:

Bury – the old West Suffolk county

Ipswich – the old East Suffolk county

Lowestoft – the area that is covered by Waveney District Council

Which branch do I need? lists all Suffolk parishes and indicates which branch you need to contact or visit to start your research.

There are some exceptions as you may find that larger collections from businesses, charities, landed estates, or solicitors hold material relating to the entire county.  We also have some collections that include material from other counties and even other countries.  Before visiting it’s always a good idea to contact the branches to check the exact location.