Saturday, 12 May 2018

Findmypast adds Norfolk Browse Records

Five browse record sets from the Norfolk Record Office are newly added to Findmypast.

The largest is Norfolk Parish Chest Records 1300-1990 with 227,419 records from 67 different types of event record. Many event categories are unique such as an 1831 census book for the Norwich parish of St John de Sepulchre. Others, such churchwardens accounts, are found for the majority of parishes a few of which are in northeast Suffolk.

Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts 1600-1812 Image Browse, with over 78,000 records, is also available free on FamilySearch (their count is 76,589 images).

Norfolk Land Tax Assessments 1665-1837 Browse, over 60,000 records for 99 parishes for land, poll and window tax.

Norfolk Borough Records 1317-1981 Browse includes 44 different types of record covering apprentices, freeman, courts, churches, petitions, sessions, poor rates and more. They are from Colgate, Eaton, King's Lynn, Norwich and nine jurisdictions within Great Yarmouth. Comprises over 58,000 records.

Norfolk Parish Registers Browse comprises over 17,000 records (9,623 volumes), some back to 1538, for 553 parishes including a few in northeast Suffolk. Some are individual registers for baptisms, banns, marriages and burials, others (before 1747) combined.

I suggest checking the Norfolk Transcription Archive, FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage and The Genealogist which all have some of the same parish BMB records if more accessible for you.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the transcriptions done by FreeREG for Norfolk parishes to find people before browsing through the BTs, ATs or PRs. Their search engine allows a "nearby places" search and also a fuzzy name spelling search. I have found them to be very accurate with a good coverage of Norfolk, including some neighbouring Suffolk parishes.
Helen Billing