Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Norfolk Parish records from Ancestry

Ancestry now have a large selection of parish records from the English county of Norfolk, with a few parishes from adjacent Suffolk sourced from the Norfolk Record Office, with images.

Dataset
Records
Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812
 4,932,634
Norfolk, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915
 2,005,409
Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940
 1,211,942
Norfolk, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1990,
443,225

There's now lots of choice when it comes to Norfolk parish records. Mentioned previously are those from The Genealogist, and Findmypast; that's in addition to some free access through FamilySearch and the Norfolk Transcription Archive.

2 comments:

Helen Billing said...

I have found the transcriptions of Norfolk records on FreeREG very helpful. They are also accurate when I have checked them against the actual records. Many of the parishes not (yet) covered in this new Ancestry release are available at FreeREG.
Helen

Trevor Rix said...

There is a very serious problem with Ancestry's burial indexing in the Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812 dataset. Thousands of entries, maybe tens of thousands, are only indexed by forename, not surname! On the ones that I have checked Findmypast have indexed both forename and surname.