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.

Discover your #SuffolkStories at our new website 

The new site allows you to search our online catalogues, which are being added to on a regular basis, and find out more about some of the hidden gems in the Archives, revealing the quirky stories of our unique county!

Coming soon on the website: online ordering of copies; booking events and courses

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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

New Heritage Centre ‘The Hold’ receives initial support from Heritage Lottery Fund!