Norfolk Family
History Society

Welcome to the Norfolk Family History Society

Discovering your Norfolk Ancestors ..........

The Society welcomes people researching their Norfolk ancestors and family history. We currently have around 4,000 members researching their Ancestors in Norfolk, including members from as far afield as Papua New Guinea, Australia, U.S.A. and Canada.  

The Society's collection of genealogical resources encompass parish register transcripts, monumental inscriptions, census returns, wills, family trees, pedigrees, photographs and a wide range of published work to help you trace your family's Norfolk origins.

The Norfolk Online Record Search (NORS) database provides Members with online access to the Society's collection of Parish Register Transcripts, Monumental Inscriptions and other useful research information. Read more about NORS here.

We are keen to encourage wider access to genealogical resources through transcription and indexing projects and Members are positively encouraged to facilitate work of the Society by volunteering to help with transcription projects or donating copies of their own family trees. Members can also share the results of their own family history or genealogical research by sharing articles in the Society's quarterly journal, The Norfolk Ancestor.

New Members are always welcome so why not consider joining the Society and enjoy the benefits membership offers, including the Norfolk Ancestor journal which is free to members.

Groups of the Society operate in South Norfolk, Norwich and London.  Each group organises a varied programme of talks and meetings for people to enjoy and learn more about aspects of family history research.  If you are interested in attending, full details of future talks are detailed in our schedule of events.

We provide a bookstall selling material by local and national publishers specialising in family history and historical studies related to Norfolk and East Anglia. We try to offer books not generally available in bookshops. Books can be purchased online or at Kirby Hall.

Formerly the Norfolk & Norwich Genealogical Society - Founded in 1968

To read more about the NFHS and our history - click here

A member of the Federation of Family History Societies.

Kirby Hall Opening Times

Tuesday10.00am - 1.00pm
Wednesday   10.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday10.00am - 1.00pm
1st & last Sunday
in the month
10.00am - 1.00pm

Sundays :-
Kirby Hall will not be open any Sunday throughout January or February 2015


Warning of -
Kirby Hall Temporary Closure

From 20th April until 4th May 2015.
The library will be closed for major internal reorganisation.
Please check back again before planning to visit in case dates change



Kirby Hall from Cleveland Rd

Registered Office Address

Kirby Hall
70 St Giles Street
Norwich
Norfolk
NR2 1LS (United Kingdom)
e-mail : enquiries@nfhs.co.uk
Website : www.norfolkfhs.org.uk