Norfolk Family
History Society

Welcome to the Norfolk Family History Society

 Formerly the Norfolk & Norwich Genealogical Society - Founded in 1968 

Covid Precautions - please wear a mask when visiting Kirby Hall to comply with our present Covid restrictions

Due to the current Roadworks being carried out to Cleveland Road visitors to Kirby Hall are advised of the following changes:

Pedestrians - access to Kirby Hall is via Hales Court from Chapelfield North only and then through the car park vehicle entrance to the front of Kirby Hall.  As the ramp to the front of Kirby Hall is temporarily blocked off by the contractors, access will be via the rear entrance door to the Hall - please contact us on 01603 763718 prior to your visit so we can arrange access for you from the car park when you arrive.

Vehicles - access to the car park is unchanged from Cleveland Road but drivers should be aware of the temporary one-way system operating in Norwich at the moment which means you will have to turn right out of the car park and follow the diversion signs. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works being carried out by Norwich City Council but hopefully these will significantly improve safety for pedestrians on the Clevelend Road, St Giles Street and Bethel Street junction once completed.

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, Norwich birth & death returns and a wide range of published work to help 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. Please note that this is an ongoing project with new transcriptions added regularly, although many records are yet to be transcribed there are currently more than 4,400,000 individual records already available to view online.Read more about NORS here  or click button below to search NORS.
Search NORS for Norfolk ancestorsClick HERE to see 'What's On NORS ? '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 and NORS online research which are free to members. Groups of the Society operate in 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.Click to read more about The NFHS And Our History

A Member of the Family History Federation


Tuesday10.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday10.00am - 4.00pm

Registered Office Address

Kirby Hall
70 St Giles Street
NR2 1LS (United Kingdom) Enquiries : Refer to appropriate contact on 'Contact Us' page.

Website :
Tel: (+44)   (0)1603 763 718 


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