Suffolk Records Office

The Suffolk Records Office has 3 branches: One in Ipswich, one in Bury St. Edmunds and one in Lowestoft.

There are a wide range of documents stored in each location; from modern day organisations and individuals right back to the 12th century. They also provide computer access to many online documents and free access to normally paid-for genealogy websites such as Ancestry. You can also access Parish Registers, local census records, archives of newspapers and many other documents are available to view on microfiche and microfilm but it is always best to reserve a reader in advance, especially if you are travelling a long distance to get there.

Other documents (not available on microfiche) can be ordered from the strongrooms after you have provided proof of ID. Note however that original documents will not be brought up from the strongrooms between 12:45 and 2pm.

Each branch of Suffolk Record Office also holds regular talks, workshops and courses about family history and local history.

Ipswich Records Office

The Ipswich Records Office is located in the old Bramford Road school buildings. Its address is:
Suffolk Records Office
Gatacre Road

Telephone: 01473 263910
Fax: 01473 263904

Bury St. Edmunds Record Office

The Bury St. Edmunds Records Office is located opposite the New Shire Hall and Police Station. Its address is:

Suffolk Records Office
77 Raingate Street
Bury St. Edmunds
IP33 2AR

Lowestoft Records Office

The Lowestoft Record Office is on the first floor of the Central Library. Its address is:

Suffolk Records Office
The Library
Clapham Road South
NR33 1DR

Telephone: 01502 674680

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