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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.

Research Service

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 a number of subjects including family, property or local history. This service is useful for both beginner and experienced researchers who need help accessing our documents.

You will need to tell us:
• A clear idea of the subject you would like to be researched. Please include any previous research or information you are aware of.
• The amount of time you would like to pay for. You will need to provide payment in advance with your application.
• Any copies or reproductions you would like. There will be a charge for any copies provided.

Once we have this information our researchers will examine our records for relevant information and supply a report outlining the sources consulted and the results of their investigations.
Research should proceed logically, with supporting evidence, from the known to the unknown; our researchers will undertake thorough searches of our indexes, archive collections, catalogues, documents along with any other relevant information. With any search, we cannot guarantee that you will find the information you are looking for. Records may be missing, damaged, difficult to decipher, or just not exist at all.  However, a negative result can be just as useful, although we prefer a positive one!
We aim to deal with enquiries in the order they are received.  Our researchers will discuss the current waiting times for the research service with you. This is a popular service and delays may occur at busy times.
Once the search has been completed you will receive a report containing:

• details of the sources consulted
• recommendations of further research
• photocopies and other reproduced material where appropriate ( there will be a charge for these.)

Glemsford Burial Register 1813-1875

Glemsford Burial Register 1813-1875

How to request some research
Please fill in a Research Application Form and send it to the appropriate branch
Our current charges are £22 for half an hour and £36 per hour.
If you are unsure of how much research time you need you can commission an initial search which can be extended later on agreement with your researcher.
You can pay by credit or debit card by telephoning the relevant branch and we will call you back on a secure number to process the payment.
Cheques should be made payable to Suffolk County Council and sent to the relevant branch.
You can also pay by cash in our branches.
We are currently developing our online payment system which is undergoing a rigorous testing procedure. We hope to have it up and running in the near future.

Here are some of our recent research results and customer feedback

“…it is remarkable that so much information has survived from that early period and I am grateful for your meticulous research.”

“I was so pleased to receive your report yesterday, it was so interesting to read. I am quite sure it was a challenge!”

“Ordinance Survey Map of Cockfield, Second Edition 1904, L.V.13 55.13
This map does not mention the Punchbowl by name. The only public house mentioned on this map is The Six Bells.
I decided to look at the tithe and apportionment for Cockfield. Although this was dated 1813, and therefore a little earlier than the time of Robert Scott I hope that this would show where the Punch Bowl was.
Cockfield Tithe Map and Apportionment, T39/1, 2 1813
Punch Bowl Inn, Yard Etc. Land owner- William Wolton  Occupier- Robert Little. This apportionment tells us that the Punchbowl Inn was located in section 98. This puts in very close to the border with Bradfield St Clare.
I was then able to find it on the following map,
Ordinance Survey Map of Cockfield, Second Edition ,1905, LV N.W, 55NW/SW”

Sales Particular for a Water Corn Mill in Exning, 1882

Sales Particular for a Water Corn Mill in Exning, 1882

“Isaac Jackson singleman of the parish of Rattlesden and Sarah Edgar of this parish singlewoman were married in this Church by Licence with consent of parents this seventh day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighteen. By me William Roberts Curate.
This marriage was solemnized between us Isaac Jackson & Sarah Edgar
In the presence of Edmund Edgar & Mary Ann Edgar
Points to note about this entry are: the couple married by licence not by banns. Consent was sought from parents which suggests one of them was under the age of 21 years, but they did both sign the register themselves meaning they were educated.”

Get involved

There are several ways for you to get involved with ‘The Hold’ project!

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Using catalogues and indexes

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 updated to a computerised format and can now be searched using the online catalogue.  Others are still only available on paper and card in the relevant branch.

The archive collections at Bury and Ipswich have a alphanumeric classification system which determines their reference e.g. ecclesiastical parish collections have the prefix FB and FC (at Ipswich) and FB and FL (at Bury) and parish council collections have the prefix EG. Lowestoft collections are classified using a number only sequence.

In all three branches we have card indexes for name, place and subject.  These indexes will direct you to the catalogues which will provide additional information and allow you to decide if you want to order the archives from the strongroom.    

There are also specialist indexes to help you access material such as wills, manuscript maps, photographs, illustrations and prints etc.

Online catalogue

Our new website has a large number of archive catalogues available for searching.  You can also order documents for viewing in the relevant branch searchroom.  Guidance on searching online and pre-ordering documents can be found here.

We will be updating the catalogue regularly but there are lots of collections which are not yet online.   If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you may need to contact us by email or come and visit in person.

Lowestoft branch

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

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

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 and Bank Holidays.

Parking: There is no free car parking at the office. A disabled parking space is available next to the building and accessible through the old Manor House car park.

See the West Suffolk website for details of car parks in Bury St Edmunds.

Ipswich Quay

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, and the quay itself.  He noted the type and colour of materials used, the present condition of the buildings and the quay, and some of the owners’ / occupiers’ and premises names.  They are exquisite and enable the viewer to pick out individual detail and make comparisons with modern Ordnance Survey maps of the area.

Ref: EL1/7/12/3

Ref: EL1/7/12/3

Ref: EL1/7/12/5

Ref: EL1/7/12/5

Ref:EL1/7/12/6

Ref:EL1/7/12/6

Ref: EL1/7/12/4

Ref: EL1/7/12/4

The material forms part of the large Ipswich Port Authority collection (Ref: EL1), a catalogue of which can be found in the Ipswich branch searchroom.  Apart from his sketch books and drawings this collection contains letters to the Ipswich Dock Commission regarding the appointment of Caley and the quality of his work.

Sutton Hoo

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 Local Studies collections contain a wealth of secondary sources on Anglo-Saxon Suffolk.

Sutton Hoo is a fine example of an archaeological site which really ‘comes to life’ through the archives; after all, how could a modern day visitor make sense of the features on the ground without the photographs, the excavation records, the journals and maps which tell the story – both of the site itself and the fascinating tale of its discovery!

To learn about the site itself, a good place to start is the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo website and the Sutton Hoo Society’s website.

Below is a sample of the Sutton Hoo-related material you can find at Suffolk Record Office:

Part of John Norden's 1601 survey showing the Sutton Hoo mounds for Sir Michael Stanhope (Ref: LRO/629/1)

Part of John Norden’s 1601 survey for Sir Michael Stanhope showing the Sutton Hoo mounds (Ref: LRO/629/1)

Surveys drawn in 1600 by John Norden for Sir Michael Stanhope reflect Suffolk’s place in the history of cartography; Norden is credited with developing key innovations that were adopted nationally.  His survey above records the Anglo-Saxon grass burial mounds at Sutton Hoo, which held the royal burial ship, excavated in 1939 by Basil Brown.

Image of Basil Brown with a piece of Roman tableware, mid 20th Century (Ref: CAA/SWW/1/5)

Image of Basil Brown with a piece of Roman tableware, mid 20th Century (Ref: CAA/SWW/1/5)

Basil Brown (1888 – 1977) was a prolific worker and recorder of archaeological sites in Suffolk. Discoverer of the Sutton Hoo Ship burial in 1938-39 and West Stow Anglo-Saxon village in 1947, the value of his work (copiously recorded by handwritten notes, drawings and maps) went largely unrecognised during his lifetime.  Read about his archive here.

Sharing Suffolk’s Stories

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Suffolk Record Office has an exciting programme of activities in the pipeline to run alongside the development of The Hold.  One of these activities is a project called “Sharing Suffolk’s Stories”, recognises the national and international relevance of the Record Office’s collections.  It will use the engaging nature of historic maps as a starting point for uncovering the unique stories about the people, places and events of our county, often hidden in the archives.

The project will see the Record Office, aided by the University of Suffolk and a group of teachers, working alongside communities to explore and promote their local heritage to new regional and national audiences.

Some groups will focus on the initial stimulus of historic maps; others in the same locality (including schools) will use the maps and new research to learn more about where they live and create contemporary responses to it.

Detail from map Ref: HB26/10975/189

Detail from map Ref: HB26/10975/189

Detail from map Ref: HD88/4/1

Detail from map Ref: HD88/4/1

Detail from map Ref: X6/6

Detail from map Ref: X6/6

John Norden's survey of 1601 - the earliest representation of the Sutton Hoo mounds. Ref: LRO/629/1

John Norden’s survey of 1601 – the earliest representation of the Sutton Hoo mounds. Ref: IRO/V5/22/1

Detail from map Ref: HA30/378/2

Detail from map Ref: HA30/378/2

The project’s results will be available to national audiences through an exciting, interactive mapping feature that will appear here on this website.

“Sharing Suffolk’s Stories” will act as a template for a new way of working for the Record Office – delivering outreach and education “out there” in communities, rather than just relying on activities delivered in branches.

Interested in your community taking part? Please email: archives@suffolk.gov.uk

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