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On your shelf – An Edith Cavell treasure?

Nurse Cavell was shot in Brussels in October 1915 for helping 200 allied soldiers out of German-occupied Belgium to neutral Holland. Maltese composer Paolino Vassallo (1856-1923) wrote a three act opera on Norfolk nurse Edith Cavell which was performed in … Continue reading

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From parchment to pixels

From assistant manuscript repairer to conservationist and archive conservator Antoinette Curtis has seen many changes since she first began working at The Norfolk Record Office in 1973. A familiar face in the conservation team, Antoinette has informed and inspired students, … 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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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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First World War Medals

Armistice Day is always an emotive time and it often prompts people to look back to family members who served or were killed in the First World War. If we are lucky, we have mementos of these men and women, … Continue reading

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Meet the Team! Edward moves from lab to studio…

Around Christmas last year businesses and organisations from Norfolk and Suffolk visited the John Innes Centre to offer 12 week internships for PhD students.  The idea of the Professional Internships for PhD students (PIPs) is to offer experience of work … Continue reading

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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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