Suffolk Record Office

We are responsible for preserving the records of the county and its people. Use the record office to research family, military or local history.

Latest news for Ipswich Record Office:

A small amount of material may not be accessible for the weeks 27 April to 11 May 2016 due to urgent repairs to our strongroom shelving.  If you are planning to visit to look at specific material please contact the Ipswich team at so that they can check if the records will be available,


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What the record office does

The latest news, events and projects from the Record Office and information on our legal duties.

Using the Suffolk Record Office

Find out how to use the record office, where to find us, and read our research guides.

Our services

We can help you by researching a topic on your behalf and making copies of documents or parish registers.

Our collections

Information about the collections and records we have, where they are held, and how you can donate records to us.

Search our catalogue online

How to search the Suffolk Record Office online catalogue finding photographs, documents or images.

The future of Suffolk Record Office

Update on plans for a new Heritage Centre for Suffolk.