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Norfolk County Council (Norwich)

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Unpublished indexes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/leisure/libraries/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): NFK

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Norfolk Heritage Centre
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
The Forum
Millennium Plain
Tel: 01603 774740
Fax: 01603 774705
Email: norfolk.studies.lib@norfolk.gov.uk
Contact: Clare Agate, Librarian Team Leader

Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-2000
Tuesday: 1000-2000
Wednesday: 0900-2000
Thursday: 0900-2000
Friday: 0900-2000
Saturday: 0900-1700

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Up to 30 minutes' research without charge. More detailed enquiries referred to commercial researchers.

Provided by local Record Office? Limited research. Researcher must have specific information. Fee-based. Other research passed to Record Searchers.
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Registrar General's indexes of births, deaths and marriages on microfiche from 1837-1999 (as at February 2003)

5. Census returns

1841-1901 Norfolk on microfilm/fiche.
1851 Norfolk, Devon and Warwickshire on CD-Rom
1881 British Census and National Index on CD-Rom
Free access to 1901 internet site, with vouchers on sale for access to charged information.
Indexes on microfiche: 1851 Norfolk
1881 national
1891 Norwich

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Norfolk Directories 1836-1937

6(b) City and Town Directories

Norwich Directories 1783-1975

6(c) Telephone Directories

1912 to date (some gaps) Norfolk and Norwich. In some cases the King's Lynn area and West Norfolk are excluded

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Norfolk: Incomplete coverage 1830's - 1915, 1918 to date
Norwich: 1834 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Norfolk 1714 to 1865
Norwich 1710 to 1871

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Free online access to Family Search web site. Also IGI Great Britain 1992 edition on microfiche.

9. Unpublished Indexes

No significant indexes

10. Parish Registers

Microform copies of registers held at Norfolk Record Office; also archdeacons' and bishops' transcripts. Printed transcripts of some Norfolk parishes. Originals in Norfolk Record Office.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

The Norfolk Ancestor, Journal of the Norfolk Genealogical Society
Norfolk Archaeology, Journal of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society
Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Journal

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Publications of the Norfolk Record Society

13. Other material

Picture Norfolk - database of digitised images from the library and other collections. Access via the library catalogue link from http://www.library.norfolk.gov.uk
Local Newspaper Archive - database of digitised images of articles from the Eastern Daily Press between 1922 and 1978, with a sample collection from 1990. Accessible only in Millennium Library, Norwich.

14. Guides to Collections

Norfolk Record Office. Guide to Genealogical Sources. Various editions
E. Darrock and B. Taylor. A Bibliography of Norfolk History. University of East Anglia, 1975 and 1991. 2 vols.

15. Local Record Offices

Norfolk Record Office
The Archive Centre
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Tel: 01603 222599
Fax: 01603 761885

Other information