Fully Searchable Norfolk Parish Records Now Online

Fully Searchable Norfolk Parish Records Now Online

With access to over 3.6 million individuals...

Nick Thorne, Writer at TheGenealogist

Nick Thorne

Writer at TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist are releasing fully searchable Norfolk Parish Records. These feature the registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and banns of marriage covering the majority of parishes in Norfolk.

In phase one of this two stage release we are giving access to over 3.6 million individuals. You can search transcripts linked to the original images of baptism, marriage and burial records.

Some of the surviving records are from the early 1500s. These vital records will allow family history researchers from all over the world to search for their Norfolk ancestors online for the first time.

One of my old glass lantern slides shows an old fisherman who in his later years sold fish from a wagon. His name, as shown on the wagon in the picture, is Thomas Craske.

Thomas Craske
Thomas Craske

Searching for him in the records allows us to find his entry in the transcripts, and with one click we can see the original entry in the parish records.

Thomas Craske in the Norfolk Parish Records at TheGenealogist
Thomas Craske in the Norfolk Parish Records at TheGenealogist

You can also find famous people in the records, such as ‘Samuell Lincolne’, the great-great-great-great-grandfather of Abraham Lincoln, 18th President of the United States of America. He can be found in the baptismal records of St Andrew, Hingham in Norfolk for the 24th August 1622.

Access Over a Billion Records

Try a four-month Diamond subscription and we’ll apply a lifetime discount making it just £44.95 (standard price £64.95). You’ll gain access to all of our exclusive record collections and unique search tools (Along with Censuses, BMDs, Wills and more), providing you with the best resources online to discover your family history story.

We’ll also give you a free 12-month subscription to Discover Your Ancestors online magazine (worth £24.99), so you can read more great Family History research articles like this!

View Offer Details

Samuell Lincolne in the Norfolk Parish Records at TheGenealogist
Samuell Lincolne in the Norfolk Parish Records at TheGenealogist

You will be able to easily search Norfolk records online for the first time. From the results a click will allow you to view high quality digital images of the original documents. Joining our already extensive Parish Record collection on TheGenealogist, this release will be eagerly anticipated by family and local historians with links to Norfolk.

Nigel Bayley, Managing Director of TheGenealogist

The Norfolk Record Office is pleased to be working with TheGenealogist, a commercial company helping to make these important records available to a worldwide audience.

Gary Tuson, County Archivist at The Norfolk Record Office

These records will be released to all Diamond subscribers on 1st January 2016.

All articles are Copyright © of the author and TheGenealogist. These may not be reproduced in whole or part without prior permission.