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Discover Your Ancestors

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Caister Church

Caister Church, Norfolk

TheGenealogist has just added over 500,000 individuals in a new release of Norfolk parish records with images of the original records in association with the Norfolk Record Office. TheGenealogist has transcribed them so that they are fully searchable by name and place.

These East Anglian records feature the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials covering various parishes in Norfolk, allowing family history researchers from all over the world to search for their Norfolk ancestors online.

This release of new records accessible with TheGenealogist’s Diamond subscription includes 330,000 individuals from baptisms, 100,000 from marriages and 95,000 from burial records. Some of the surviving records stretch back into the 1500s.

Parishes covered in this release include: Aldeby, Ashwellthorpe, Aslacton, Bacton, Banham, Billockby, Bracon Ash, Brampton, Brancaster, Breccles, Buckenham, Bunwell, Burgh St Margaret, Burnham Deepdale, Caister, Carleton Rode, Castle Rising, Clippesby, Docking, East Dereham, East Tuddenham, Eaton Christchurch, Eaton St Andrew, Edgefield, Erpingham, Gayton Thorpe, Gaywood, Gissing, Great Massingham, Great Moulton St Michael with Little Moulton, Great Witchingham, Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth St Nicholas, Hassingham, Heigham Holy Trinity, Heigham St Philip, Hethel, Hockering, Honingham, Horsham St Faith, Horsham St Faith & Newton St Faith, Knapton, Martham, Mile Cross St Catherine, Mulbarton, New Buckenham, New Catton, New Catton Christ Church, North Elmham, North Lopham, North Tuddenham, Norwich Lakenham, Norwich Pockthorpe St James, Norwich St Augustine, Norwich St Clement, Norwich St John De Sepulchre, Norwich St Paul, Norwich St Stephen, Poringland, Postwick, Redenhall With Harleston & Wortwell, Rollesby, Runcton Holme with South Runcton and Wallington, Shelfanger, Southrepps, Stoke Holy Cross, Stow Bardolph, Swaffham, Tatterford, Thetford St Cuthbert, Thetford St Peter, Thorpe Hamlet St Matthew, Thorpe Market, Toft Monks, Watlington, Winfarthing, Wreningham & Wymondham.

Family History Show South West

Family History Show

If you’re reading this at the beginning of February it’s not too late to attend the Discover Your Ancestors Family History Show in Bristol!

The show takes place on Saturday 8 February at UWE Exhibition Centre from 10am to 4.30pm, with two large lecture theatres with free talks, free Ask the Experts area, many family history societies, local archives and Ministry of Defence stands, plus there’s a free goody bag worth over £8 on entry. Free parking and free minibus from Bristol Parkway station.

Our experts offering one-to-one advice this year include:

  • Debbie Kennett, DNA expert and writer
  • Chris Baker, military expert and professional researcher
  • Keith Gregson, professional researcher and social historian
  • Jayne Shrimpton, photo expert and fashion historian.

This year’s range of talks also includes an expert guide to tracing rural ancestors from Else Churchill of the Society of Genealogists. Details:

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