Norfolk Online Record Search (NORS)
Welcome to the NORS User Guide
The NORS database provides access by means of a Surname Search facility to those Parish Register Transcripts and Memorial Inscriptions held by the Society.
The NORS database provides access to Members for performing a search of an individual ancestor, based on a known Surname. It is also possible to narrow the search to a particular Forename (including variations) and a date range.
NORS does not permit full viewing of ALL entries for a particular parish register, nor perform a search for all surnames beginning with 'A' , 'B', 'C', etc.
How to Search the NORS database
There are four ways to search the database, either by Browsing Records, performing a Quick Search, Find a Person advanced search or by Find a Source advanced search .
'Browse Records' provides a general overview of which parish registers are available in the database. This then enables searching for a specific Surname within a given parish register, either baptisms, burials, banns, marriages or memorial inscription.
'Quick Search' provides a means of gauging which parishes contain more instances of a given Surname.
Find a Person advanced search
'Find a Person' advanced search enables a more precise search either by allowing search for variations on a Surname, by restricting a search to a given Forename (including variations) and / or to a given date range.
Frequently Asked Questions
Logging in to NORS and managing the Account
What's Available in the Members Area
Searching the database
|Non-members may view a summary of resources by browsing which records are available but only society members can search the database.|
Details for joining the Norfolk Family History Society can be found under the menu ' Join'.