Norfolk baptisms, marriages and burials are now available at Findmypast.
The following information comes from Findmypast:
This is a collection of over 1.8 million fully digitised and indexed records from 546 parishes across the rural English county of Norfolk. The records, originally held by the Norfolk Record Office, are now available to search by name, parish and parents’ names. By searching only your ancestor’s parents’ names, you can discover your ancestor’s siblings and extend your family tree further. Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original document.
Transcripts will list the child’s name, birth year and the names of their parents as well as the date and location of their baptism. Images display the parish register page on which your ancestor’s name appears. It is the original record created at the time of your relative’s baptism and, in some cases, will hold additional notations about your ancestor such as if they were awarded a knighthood or if they had a private or public baptism and the dates for both. You can use the arrows on the left or right of the image to browse through the whole register. Discover more about your ancestor’s community and neighbours.
Over 451 records are now available to search in our brand new collection of Norfolk banns. The collection is composed of digitised copies of the original registers held at the Norfolk Record Office.
Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original document. The details in each transcript may vary depending on the age and condition of the original source although most will include the couple’s names, residence, parish and the date the banns were read. Images may also reveal extra information such as the couples’ marital status and who performed the banns.
This collection contains over 953,000 records and include digitised images of original parish registers. Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original document.
The detail in each transcript will vary depending on the age of the records as earlier records recorded less information than those created in the twentieth century. However, transcripts will generally include a combination of the couple’s names, ages, birth year, parish, residence and father’s names as well as the date and location of their wedding.
Images can contain a variety of additional information and, in later records, you may be able to view your ancestors’ signatures. Some images reveal even further details about the marriage itself, such as, who performed the ceremony, the couples’ and their fathers’ occupations, the names of witnesses and the bride’s surname.
Over 1.4 million burial records from Norfolk are now available to search. Each record contains and image and transcript of the original document. Transcripts will usually list your ancestor’s name, birth year, death year and age at death as well as the date and location of their burial. Images may contain additional information such as their residence, spouse’s name, who performed the ceremony and whether or not they died under unusual circumstances.