Norfolk Family
History Society

Welcome to the Norfolk Family History Society

Formerly the Norfolk & Norwich Genealogical Society Founded in 1968

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  • 05/2024 The British Newspaper Archive as hosted by Findmypast is now available in Kirby Hall free to any visitors. There are over 78 million searchable pages dating from 1700 now available on this site.

  • 03/2024The Pedigree and Library catalogues have been updated. These updated catalogues and several others can be viewed under the Library heading on the website Welcome page

  • 01/2023 1921 Census - We are pleased to announce that free access to the census records on the Findmypast website is now available at Kirby Hall. Please book a one-hour slot on our Findmypast PC by phoning 01603 763718 during the normal Kirby Hall opening hours.

  • 01/2023 NFHS Website Library Index updates : Books and Articles, Family Pedigrees. Note: these indices refer to reference documents held at Kirby Hall

  • 12/2022 Transcripts of parishes in the East Fenland region of Norfolk are now being uploaded to NORS. This is an ongoing project which will take several months to complete.

  • 09/2022 NORS PARISH REGISTER TRANSCRIPTS The reviewed and amended transcripts of Norwich parish registers are now available online for members. In addition, some new transcripts have been uploaded for Norwich.

Discovering your Norfolk Ancestors .......... The Society welcomes people researching their Norfolk ancestors and family history.

  • Our Society
    • We currently have around 4,000 members from all around the world researching their Ancestors in Norfolk.
    • Explore the Website to see who we are and all the benefits of Society membership.
  • Our Records collections
    • The selection of records in our Kirby Hall library includes Parish Register transcripts, Monumental Inscriptions, Census returns, Wills, Family Trees, Pedigrees, Photographs, Norwich birth and death returns plus a wide range of other published material.
    • Our 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. There are currently more than 4.5 million individual records already available online with more being added all the time.
      • Read more about NORS here
      • Search NORS for your Ancestors here
      • To see what's On NORS click here
  • Join us
    • 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 and enjoy all the benefits membership offers including
      • The Norfolk Ancestor Journal.
      • NORS online research.
      • Talks and meetings in Norwich, London and online, check our events page to see what’s coming up.
    • Our membership subscription rates and joining page can be found here.
  • Volunteering
    • We are keen to grow our online resources through transcription and indexing projects, as a member you can make this growth possible by volunteering to help with these projects or by donating copies of your own family trees.

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Kirby Hall Opening times
Day Open Close
Tuesday 10:00am 4:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 4:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 1:00pm

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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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