Norfolk Family History Society

This section lists county associations of Norfolk, providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Mid Norfolk Family History Society

Founded in September 1994, the association aims to assist people who are researching their ancestors by recording and collecting genealogical information from within a 10 mile radius of Dereham.

A list of parishes is available, which details parishes covered by the association.

Contact Information


Miss Sue Vickerage
c/o Mid Norfolk Family History Society
104 Norwich Road
NR20 3AR

Address (Meetings):

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
NR19 2EP


Society Books

Local group members are welcome to borrow from the association's vast library of reference books and other publications.

Society Projects

The Society is in the process of creating a burial index covering the parishes surrounding Dereham for the period 1813-1837, and currently has approximately 146000 entries.  For payment of a fee, the Society can search this index on your behalf.

Society Publications

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Bradenham Book of Remembrance
  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Dereham Spitfire Fund
  • Gallantry Awards in World War 1 to Men of Dereham and District
  • History of Mattishall United Reformed Church: includes transcriptions of births from 1772, marriages from 1882 and deaths from 1780
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions


Norfolk Family History Society

The Society was established in 1968 as Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society.  They aim to encourage transcription and indexing projects to give wider access to genealogical resources. The group currently has approximately 4000 members, which include people from Papua New Guinea, Australia, USA and Canada.

Contact Information


Norfolk Family History Society
Kirby Hall
70 St Giles Street
NR2 1L


Society Library

Their Library is situated at 70 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LS.

Library Resources

Many resources are available in their Library, which include:

  • Census Returns
  • Directories
  • Family Pedigrees - Ancestral or Family Lines
  • Family Trees
  • Genealogy Books
  • Magazines
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcripts
  • Periodicals
  • Reference Books
  • Village Information
  • Wills

Manorial records held by the society include:

  • Court Book
  • Court Rolls
  • Minute  Books covering Tenancy Agreements, Admissions, Surrenders, Releases, Deeds, Conveyances, Indentures, Sale Agreements

Library Computers

Some computers are also accessible, providing access to Ancestry and FindmyPast.  Databases of Parish Register Transcriptions and Memorial Inscriptions are also accessible on the computers.

Society Publications

Many publications are sold by the Society, which incorporate:

  • Census Indexes
  • Cringleford Families 1850-1950
  • History Books
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Marriage Licence Indexes
  • Nonconformist Register Indexes
  • Norfolk Pedigrees
  • Norwich City Officers 1453-1835 (Index)
  • Local History Books
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Will Indexes

Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.  If you choose to become a society member, you can register 12 surnames you are researching within Norfolk,  Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Essex.

Society Notice Board

A Notice Board is also accessible on their site, where members are able to ask for help with their family history research. 


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