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Norfolk County Council (Great Yarmouth)

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/council/departments/lis/libhome.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): NFK

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Great Yarmouth Central Library
Tolhouse Street
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2SH
Tel: 01493 844551 / 01493 842279
Fax: 01493 857628
Email: yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk

Opening hours:

Monday: 1000-1730
Tuesday: 1000-1730
Wednesday: 1000-2200
Thursday: 1000-1730
Friday: 1000-1730
Saturday: 0900-1700

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Up to 30 minutes research without charge. More detailed enquiries are directed to a list of fee-based researchers provided by the Norfolk Record Office.

Provided by local Record Office? No

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations None

5. Census returns

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901
Great Yarmouth
Caister and surrounding areas
covering the Flegg villages and area as far north as the river Thurne, west of Stokesby and Billockby. And south to Hopton with parts of Oulton and Lowestoft

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Pigot's National Commercial Directory: Norfolk and Suffolk 18830
Kelly's/White's Directories of Norfolk/Suffolk 1836-1937
British Universal Directory 1793-98: covers England and Wales

6(b) City and Town Directories

Local street and business inc.
Kelly's Directories of Great Yarmouth, Southtown and Gorleston: 1863-1973 (set incomplete)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Great Yarmouth area: 1951-1967, 1989 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Great Yarmouth: 1850, 1914/15, 1919, 1932/33, 1937/38, 1938/39, 1969/70 to 2001

7(b) Poll Books

Great Yarmouth: 1790-1865 (incomplete), 1915, 1919, 1932, 1938.

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

IGI for England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland and N. Ireland

9. Unpublished Indexes

1881 Norfolk and Suffolk Census Index by surname, birthplace, census place, etc. Also similar index for Norfolk only 1851
Chronological indexes of pictures of local service personnel who served in the armed forces in World War I and World War II.
Index of photographs which appeared in Great Yarmouth Mercury (chronological order only) almost complete.

10. Parish Registers

All microfilm/microfiche copies.
Great Yarmouth 1558-1901, Gorleston 1668-1845

Acle, Aldeby, Ashby (Suffolk), Beighton, Billockby, Bradwell, Old Buckenham, Burgh Castle, Burgh St. Margaret, Burgh St. Peter, Caister, Cantley, Clippesby, Corton (Suffolk), Fleggburgh, Freethorpe, Fritton, Haddiscoe, Halvergate, Hemsby, Herringfleet (Suffolk), Herringby, Hopton, Horsey, Martham, Mantby, Norton Subcourse, Oby with Thurne & Ashby, Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby St. Michael, Potter Heigham, Raveningham, Reedham, Repps with Bastwick, Rollesby, Runham, Scratby, Sea Palling, Somerleyton (Suffolk), Stokesby with Herringby, Thrigby, Thurlton, Thurne, Toft Monks, Tunstall, Upton, Wexham, Wheatmere & Winterton with East Somerton

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Norfolk Ancestor
Norfolk Genealogy. 24 vols.

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Norfolk Marriage Registers 1899 in 12 vols. with index
Great Yarmouth Independent Church Parish registers 1643-1705
Great Yarmouth Apprenticeship indentures 1563-1665

13. Other material

County Borough of Great Yarmouth Record of the Great War 1914-1918 gives details of all Yarmouth residents who served in the armed forces

14. Guides to Collections

1. Parish Registers held at Great Yarmouth Library
2. Prison Registers of Great Yarmouth held at Great Yarmouth
3. Family history resources available at Great Yarmouth Library
4. The Norfolk Studies Collection at Great Yarmouth Library

15. Local Record Offices

Norfolk Record Office
Gildengate House
Anglia Square
Upper Green Lane
Tel: 01603 761349
Fax: 01603 761885

Other information