Explore registers and records from the county of Suffolk. Learn about the past inhabitants of Suffolk in registers of tax returns, wills and inventories, and vital events.
The county of Suffolk is located in the East of England region of the country. It is a historic county, and Ipswich is its county town.
There are seven publications currently included in this collection:
Suffolk Hearth Tax Returns (1674)
Wills and Inventories from Court of the Commissary of Bury St Edmunds (1370-1650)
Parish Registers of West Stow & Wordwell (1558-1850)
Parish Registers of Rushbrook (1567-1850)
Parish Registers of Ickworth (1566-1890)
Parish Registers of Denham (1539-1850)
Parish Registers of Chillesford (1740-1812)
The digital images in this collection are presented in PDF form. Searching through a PDF can be different from searching through other record sets.
The search feature uses direct search: it will only search for the exact words you write in the search field. For example, if you search for John Smith, the results will give you pages with John and Smith.
All search results will bring you to the page on which your search word has been found and not to an individual transcript. You can then read through the page to find your result.
To search for your ancestor by their name, write it as it would appear in the source material; for example, if your relative was known as Will, it is likely that the name used in official documents was William.
If you are unable to find your relative on your first search, you can try different name variations; for example, if your search for William Smith yields zero results, try searching for W Smith.
Page numbers correlate with the individual pages of the images rather than the page numbers printed in the publication. Therefore, page one pertains to the first page of a volume.