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Church Briefs

If you’ve been delving through lists of parish deposits in your local record office, you may have come across a reference to ‘briefs’ or ‘church briefs’ before. Now, this has nothing to do with holy underwear, and everything to do … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Part 1

October is Black History Month, and the next two blog posts will celebrate and explore the contribution and experiences of black people in both Norfolk and across the world. There were more black people in Norwich in the 18th and … Continue reading

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Opportunity to visit the Parliamentary Archives

Join our volunteer research group and you can learn how to carry out research, discover the lives of 19th century voters and help create finding aids for future searchers.

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New Year(ish) Celebrations

We found this lovely bright poster in the parish records of Cockley Cley. Do any of you have an idea as to why the date of the ‘Grand Social’ was changed from the 31st to the 30th December!?

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