Norfolk Museum Services

Norfolk Museum ServicesNorfolk Museum Service is a hidden treasure trove for genealogists who have ancestors in the county. I follow Cromer Museum, which is one of their museums, on Twitter and thought I would go and see what was on offer.

Well …. the big find for me was their collection of old images of Norfolk, it is great and as I do have a Norfolk family I had a wonderful time browse through the collection. To get access you click on the “Search Our Collection” button on the right hand side of the page which I have put a link to below and away you go.

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Research/index.htm

Docking, Norfolk

Docking, NorfolkI came across this website whilst browsing the internet looking for info on Norfolk. What a delightful find it is and all thanks to the webmaster (I couldn’t find his/her name).

The site concerns itself with families who lived in Docking and traces their family history. There are plenty of lovely photographs and lots of links to other Norfolk sites. All in all a gem of a website and a gift for those with ancestors from this area of Norfolk.

http://www.genealogysource.com/docking.htm

Gressenhall Workhouse

Gressenhall WorkhouseI came across this website whilst looking for something else as you do on the internet ! If you have ancestors who were unlucky enough to have been inhabitants of the Gressenhall Workhouse in Norfolk then you will be fascinated by this website. The workhouse first opened in 1776 and didn’t close until 1948 so quite a long span of time.

If you live in the area then a visit would be fascinating, but for the rest of us this site will prove to be a good 2nd best.

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Gressenhall_Farm_and_Workhouse

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Norfolk Parish Registers

I see that a selection of Bishop Transcripts 1685 – 1941 fNorfolk Parish Registersor Norfolk are now on www.familysearch.org plus about 1,000 images of Poor Law records 1796 – 1900. These join the already extensive holdings online for Norfolk. Now my John Southwell “might “ have come from Norfolk so I had better go and see if I can find him!!

http://www.familysearch.org/

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