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Top tips for using Manor Records to research family or house history

Manor records are a key source for anyone interested in family history, the history of a house, or who wants to know what it was like to live in their town or village in the past. In many cases they … Continue reading

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Prisons in Norfolk

This week’s blog post is from Orla Kennelly, who works as an Archive Specialist for the Norfolk Record Office, and is based at the Norfolk Heritage Centre.  Norwich Castle, and The Guildhall just off the market place, are two of … Continue reading

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The Searchroom Team’s Top Ten Tips for Researching Family History

Working in the Searchroom at the Norfolk Record Office we regularly give advice to people researching their family history. A lot of the difficulties people come across are very similar,  so we’ve put together our top ten tips which we hope will … Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Al, Volunteer

Al volunteers one morning a week here at the Norfolk Record Office. I (Emily) went to the Document Cleaning Room to chat to Al about volunteering. Emily: So Al, how did you first discover the Norfolk Record Office? Al: Well … Continue reading

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Family History Day for Beginners

This free event is in partnership with the Norfolk Heritage Centre and a great opportunity for anyone who would like to research their family history but doesn’t know where to start! 

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Heritage Hours at the Norfolk Heritage Centre

    Heritage Hour are free talks at the Heritage Centre

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Getting ready for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ at the Norfolk Record Office

This week, we are working on the final preparations for our Thursday evening event. The event ties-in with the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? programme featuring Mary Berry which aired on Thursday, 11 September. Some of the research … Continue reading

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