Free Guide to Norfolk England Ancestors

June 27, 2014  - by 

FamilySearch is pleased to announce a new online guide to tracing ancestors in the ceremonial County of Norfolk England. The guide has been published in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Features include articles on each of Norfolks’s 725+ Anglican parishes loaded with descriptions of records available online at major websites Ancestry.co.uk, FamilyRelatives, FamilySearch.org, FindMyPast.co.uk, FreeReg, TheGenealogist.co.uk, Google Books, Internet Archive, Joiner’s Marriage Index, Norfolk Transcription Archive, Parish Register Transcription Society, and Tinstaafl Transcripts.

Most Norfolk parish registers are now available online, if you know where to look for them. Genealogists will find tables describing where to find parish registers online, maps to pinpoint places Cornish ancestors lived, and learn how to find and use major Norfolk archives and libraries, such as the Norfolk Record Office, The National Archives, and the Society of Genealogists Library.

Here’s an example of what you’ll find on a parish page:

Norfolk Parishes

A Acle  • Alburgh  • Alby  • Aldborough  • Aldeby  • Alderford  • Alethorpe  • Anmer  • Antingham  • Arminghall  • Ashby St Mary  • Ashby with Oby and Thurne  • Ashill  • Ashmanhaugh  • Ashwellthorpe  • Ashwicken  • Aslacton  • Attleborough  • Attlebridge  • Aylmerton  • Aylsham

B Babingley  • Baconsthorpe  • Bacton  • Bagthorpe  • Bale  • Banham  • Banningham  • Barford  • Barmer  • Barney  • Barnham Broom  • Barningham Norwood  • Barningham Winter  • Barton Bendish St Andrew  • Barton Bendish St Mary and All Saints  • Barton Turf  • Bawburgh  • Bawdeswell  • Bawsey  • Bayfield  • Beachamwell All Saints with Shingham  • Beachamwell St Mary with St John  • Bedingham  • Beeston  • Beeston Regis  • Beeston St Andrew  • Beeston St Lawrence  • Beetley  • Beighton  • Belaugh  • Bergh Apton  • Bessingham  • Besthorpe  • Bexwell  • Billingford (near Foulsham)  • Billingford (near Scole)  • Billockby  • Binham  • Bintree  • Bircham Newton  • Bircham Tofts  • Bittering Parva  • Bixley  • Blakeney with Little Langham  • Blickling  • Blo’norton  • Blofield  • Bodham  • Bodney  • Bootton  • Boughton  • Bowthorpe  • Bracon Ash  • Bradfield  • Bramerton  • Brampton  • Brancaster  • Brandiston  • Brandon  • Brandon Parva  • Braydeston  • Breckles  • Bressingham  • Brettenham  • Bridgham  • Briningham  • Brinton  • Brisley  • Briston  • Brockdish  • Brooke  • Broome  • Broomsthorpe  • Brumstead  • Brundall  • Buckenham  • Buckenham New  • Buckenham Old  • Buckenham Parva  • Bunwell  • Burgh  • Burgh Parva  • Burgh St Margaret  • Burgh St Peter  • Burlingham St Andrew  • Burlingham St Edmund  • Burlingham St Peter  • Burnham Deepdale  • Burnham Norton  • Burnham Overy  • Burnham Sutton  • Burnham Thorpe  • Burnham Ulph  • Burnham Westgate  • Burston  • Buxton  • Bylaugh

C Caister  • Caister St Edmund with Markshall  • Caldecote  • Calthorpe  • Cantley  • Carbrooke  • Carleton Forehoe  • Carleton Rode  • Carleton St Peter  • Castle Rising  • Castleacre  • Caston  • Catfield  • Catton  • Cawston  • Central Wingland  • Chedgrave  • Choseley  • Claxton  • Clenchwarton  • Cley next the Sea  • Clippesby  • Cockley Cley  • Cockthorpe  • Colby  • Colkirk  • Colney  • Coltishall  • Colton  • Congham  • Corpusty  • Costessey  • Coston  • Cranwich  • Cranworth  • Crimplesham  • Cringleford  • Cromer  • Crostwick  • Crostwight  • Crownthorpe  • Croxton

D Denton  • Denver  • Deopham    • Dersingham  • Dickleburgh  • Didlington  • Dilham  • Diss  • Ditchingham  • Docking  • Downham Market  • Drayton  • Dunston  • Dunton cum Doughton

E Earlham  • Earsham  • East Barsham  • East Beckham  • East Bilney  • East Bradenham  • East Carleton  • East Dereham  • East Harling  • East Lexham  • East Raynham  • East Rudham  • East Ruston  • East Somerton  • East Tuddenham  • East Walton  • East Winch  • East Wretham  • Easton  • Eaton  • Eccles  • Edgefield  • Edingthorpe  • Ellingham  • Elsing  • Emneth  • Erpingham

F Fakenham  • Felbrigg  • Felmingham  • Felthorpe  • Feltwell  • Feltwell Anchor  • Fersfield  • Field Dalling  • Filby  • Fincham  • Fishley  • Flitcham with Appleton  • Flordon  • Fordham  • Forncett St Mary  • Forncett St Peter  • Foulden  • Foulsham  • Foxley  • Framingham Earl  • Framingham Pigot  • Freethorpe  • Frenze  • Frettenham  • Fring  • Fritton St Catherine  • Fulmodeston cum Croxton  • Fundenhall

G Garboldisham  • Garveston  • Gasthorpe  • Gateley  • Gayton  • Gayton Thorpe  • Gaywood  • Geldeston  • Gillingham  • Gimingham  • Gissing  • Glandford  • Gooderstone  • Great and Little Snarehill  • Great Bircham  • Great Cressingham  • Great Dunham  • Great Ellingham  • Great Fransham  • Great Hautbois  • Great Massingham  • Great Melton  • Great Moulton  • Great Plumstead  • Great Ryburgh  • Great Snoring  • Great Walsingham  • Great Witchingham  • Great Yarmouth  • Gresham  • Gressenhall  • Grimston  • Griston  • Guestwick  • Guist  • Gunthorpe  • Gunton

H Hackford  • Hackford with Whitwell  • Haddiscoe  • Hales  • Halvergate  • Hanworth  • Happisburgh  • Hapton  • Hardingham  • Hardley  • Hardwick  • Hargham  • Harpley  • Hassingham  • Haveringland  • Haynford  • Heacham  • Heckingham  • Hedenham  • Heigham  • Helhoughton  • Hellesdon  • Hellington  • Hemblington  • Hempnall  • Hempstead (near Holt)  • Hempstead (near North Walsham)  • Hempton  • Hemsby  • Hethel  • Hethersett  • Hevingham  • Heydon  • Hickling  • Hilborough  • Hilgay  • Hillington  • Hindolveston  • Hindringham  • Hingham  • Hockering  • Hockham  • Hockwold  • Hoe  • Holkham  • Holme Hale  • Holme next the Sea  • Holt  • Honing  • Honingham  • Horning  • Horningtoft  • Horsey  • Horsford  • Horsham St Faith with Newton St Faith  • Horstead  • Houghton  • Houghton on the Hill  • Houghton St Giles  • Hoveton St John  • Hoveton St Peter  • Howe  • Hunstanton  • Hunworth

I Ickburgh  • Illington  • Ingham  • Ingoldisthorpe  • Ingworth  • Intwood  • Irstead  • Islington  • Itteringham with Mannington

K Kelling  • Kempstone  • Kenninghall  • Keswick  • Ketteringham  • Kettlestone  • Kilverstone  • Kimberley  • King’s Lynn All Saints  • King’s Lynn St John  • King’s Lynn St Margaret  • King’s Lynn St Nicholas  • Kirby Bedon  • Kirby Cane  • Kirstead  • Knapton

L Lakenham  • Lakenham St Mark  • Lammas with Little Hautbois  • Langford  • Langham Episcopi  • Langley  • Larling  • Lessingham  • Letheringsett  • Limpenhoe  • Lingwood  • Litcham  • Little Barningham  • Little Cressingham  • Little Dunham  • Little Ellingham  • Little Fransham  • Little Massingham  • Little Melton  • Little Plumstead  • Little Poringland  • Little Ryburgh  • Little Snoring  • Little Walsingham  • Little Witchingham  • Loddon  • Long Stratton St Mary  • Long Stratton St Michael  • Longham  • Ludham  • Lynford  • Lyng

M Marham  • Marlingford  • Marsham  • Martham  • Matlaske  • Mattishall  • Mattishall Burgh  • Mautby  • Melton Constable  • Mendham  • Merton  • Methwold  • Metton  • Middleton  • Mileham  • Mintlyn  • Morley St Botolph  • Morley St Peter  • Morningthorpe  • Morston  • Morton on the Hill  • Moulton St Mary  • Mulbarton  • Mundesley  • Mundford  • Mundham

N Narborough  • Narford  • Neatishead  • Necton  • Needham  • New Buckenham  • New Catton Christ Church  • New Houghton  • Newton by Castle Acre  • Newton Flotman  • North Barsham  • North Creake  • North Elmham  • North Lopham  • North Lynn  • North Pickenham  • North Runcton with Hardwicke and Setchey  • North Tuddenham  • North Walsham  • North Wootton  • Northrepps  • Northwold  • Norton Subcourse  • Norwich All Saints  • Norwich Cathedral  • Norwich County Gaol and House of Correction  • Norwich Liberty of the Town Close  • Norwich St Andrew  • Norwich St Augustine  • Norwich St Benedict  • Norwich St Clement  • Norwich St Edmund  • Norwich St Etheldreda  • Norwich St George Colegate  • Norwich St George Tombland  • Norwich St Giles  • Norwich St Gregory  • Norwich St Helen  • Norwich St James with Pockthorpe  • Norwich St John de Sepulchre  • Norwich St John Maddermarket  • Norwich St John Timberhill  • Norwich St Julian  • Norwich St Lawrence  • Norwich St Margaret  • Norwich St Martin at Oak  • Norwich St Martin at Palace  • Norwich St Mary Coslany  • Norwich St Mary in the Marsh  • Norwich St Michael at Plea  • Norwich St Michael at Thorn  • Norwich St Michael Coslany  • Norwich St Paul  • Norwich St Peter Hungate  • Norwich St Peter Mancroft  • Norwich St Peter Parmentergate  • Norwich St Peter Southgate  • Norwich St Saviour  • Norwich St Simon and St Jude  • Norwich St Stephen  • Norwich St Swithin

O Old Buckenham  • Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby  • Ormesby St Michael  • Oulton  • Outwell  • Overstrand  • Ovington  • Oxborough  • Oxnead  • Oxwick

P Palling  • Paston  • Pensthorpe  • Pentney  • Plumstead   • Poringland  • Postwick  • Potter Heigham  • Pudding Norton  • Pulham Market  • Pulham St Mary the Virgin

Q Quarles  • Quidenham

R Rackheath  • Ranworth with Panxworth  • Raveningham  • Redenhall with Harleston  • Redmere  • Reedham  • Reepham with Kerdiston  • Repps with Bastwick  • Reymerston  • Riddlesworth  • Ridlington  • Ringland  • Ringstead  • Rockland All Saints  • Rockland St Mary  • Rockland St Peter  • Rollesby  • Roudham  • Rougham  • Roughton  • Roydon (near Diss)  • Roydon (near King’s Lynn)  • Runcton Holme with South Runcton, Wallington and Thorpeland  • Runcton, North with Hardwicke and Setchey  • Runhall  • Runham  • Runton  • Rushall  • Rushford  • Ryston with Roxham

S Saham Toney  • Salhouse  • Salle  • Salthouse  • Sandringham  • Santon  • Saxlingham  • Saxlingham Nethergate  • Saxthorpe  • Scarning  • Sco Ruston  • Scole  • Scottow  • Scoulton  • Sculthorpe  • Sedgeford  • Seething  • Sharrington  • Shelfanger  • Shelton  • Shereford  • Sheringham  • Shernborne  • Shimpling  • Shipdham  • Shotesham St Mary  • Shouldham  • Shouldham Thorpe  • Shropham  • Sidestrand  • Sisland  • Skeyton  • Sloley  • Smallburgh   • Snetterton  • Snettisham    • South Acre  • South Creake  • South Lopham  • South Pickenham  • South Raynham  • South Walsham St Lawrence  • South Walsham St Mary  • South Wootton  • Southburgh  • Southery  • Southrepps  • Southwood  • Sparham  • Spixworth  • Sporle with Palgrave  • Sprowston  • Stalham  • Stanfield  • Stanford  • Stanhoe  • Starston  • Stibbard  • Stiffkey  • Stockton  • Stody  • Stoke Ferry  • Stoke Holy Cross  • Stokesby with Herringby  • Stow Bardolph  • Stow Bedon  • Stradsett  • Stratton Strawless  • Strumpshaw  • Suffield  • Surlingham  • Sustead  • Sutton  • Swaffham  • Swafield  • Swainsthorpe  • Swannington  • Swanton Abbot  • Swanton Morley  • Swanton Novers  • Swardeston  • Syderstone

T Tacolneston  • Tasburgh  • Tatterford  • Tattersett  • Taverham  • Terrington St Clement  • Terrington St John  • Testerton  • Tharston  • Thelveton  • Themelthorpe  • Thetford St Cuthbert  • Thetford St Mary the Less  • Thetford St Peter  • Thompson  • Thornage  • Thornham  • Thorpe  • Thorpe Abbots  • Thorpe Market  • Thorpe next Haddiscoe  • Threxton  • Thrigby  • Thurgarton  • Thurlton  • Thurning  • Thursford  • Thurton  • Thuxton  • Thwaite (near Alby)  • Thwaite (near Loddon)  • Tibenham  • Tilney All Saints  • Tilney St Lawrence  • Titchwell  • Tittleshall  • Tivetshall St Margaret  • Tivetshall St Mary  • Toftrees  • Tofts Monks  • Topcroft  • Tottenhill  • Tottington  • Trimingham  • Trowse  • Trunch  • Tunstall  • Tunstead  • Tuttington  • Twyford

U Upton  • Upwell

W Wacton  • Walcot  • Walpole St Andrew  • Walpole St Peter  • Walsoken  • Warham All Saints  • Warham St Mary  • Waterden  • Watlington  • Watton  • Waxham  • Weasenham All Saints  • Weasenham St Peter  • Weeting All Saints with St Mary  • Welborne  • Wellingham  • Wells next the Sea  • Welney  • Wendling  • Wereham  • West Acre  • West Barsham  • West Beckham  • West Bilney  • West Bradenham  • West Dereham  • West Harling  • West Lexham  • West Lynn  • West Newton  • West Poringland  • West Raynham  • West Rudham  • West Somerton  • West Tofts  • West Walton  • West Winch  • West Wretham  • Westfield  • Weston Longville  • Westwick  • Weybourne  • Wheatacre  • Whinburgh  • Whissonsett  • Wickhampton  • Wicklewood  • Wickmere with Wolterton  • Wiggenhall St Germans  • Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen  • Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin  • Wiggenhall St Peter  • Wighton  • Wilby  • Wilton  • Wimbotsham  • Winfarthing  • Winterton  • Witton (near Brundall)  • Witton (near North Walsham)  • Wiveton with Glandford  • Wolferton  • Wood Dalling  • Wood Norton  • Woodbastwick  • Woodrising  • Woodton  • Wormegay  • Worstead  • Worthing  • Wramplingham  • Wreningham  • Wretton  • Wroxham  • Wymondham

Y Yarmouth  • Yaxham  • Yelverton

Tip

If you’re having a difficult time remembering how to get back to your parish’s guide, try Google. Google the name of your ancestor’s parish + genealogy or parish registers, etc. and you should see FamilySearch’s guide appear as one of the top results.

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Nathan Murphy

Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG is a United States and Canada Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He specializes in Southern United States and English family trees.

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  1. Looking for relatives of my grandfather, Armine Robert Mountain who was born in Holt in 1868 and died in Norich in 1954. I have found my grandmother’s family, but Armine (known as Robert) is a bit of a mystery. Thanks

    1. Hi Linda – just seen your post four years on! Have you got any further? I do have some info on him.

      1. Hi Christine, i see your post from last year on Norfolk ancestors and was wondering what you know of Robert amine Mountain and any of his siblings. I am a descendant of his brother Henry.

    2. Hi there, you had left a message 5 years back about Armine Robert Moutain. His brother Thomas Henry was my gg grandad. Be in touch and we can discuss these ancestors further.