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Suffolk Family History Society, Lowestoft Branch

United Reformed Church, London Road North, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HB

In 1975 Katherine Bardwell with a few like-minded individuals started a small group which was held at Lowestoft library - there was no record office there then. The launch was very successful and the Suffolk Genealogy Society was born, with Katherine as its chairman & magazine editor. Later a group at Ipswich was formed and the name changed to Suffolk Family History Society.

The group has been active over the years in promoting family history with stalls at various local events. Parish register transcriptions have been foremost and most parishes in the Waveney district have been transcribed wholly or partially. Likewise with Monumental inscriptions and most churchyards have been transcribed.

Meetings are held, usually, on the first Tuesday of each month (except Jan & Aug). Ample free parking is available and there is disabled access.

Doors open at 7pm and the meeting starts at 7.30pm with entry for SFHS members £1.20 and non-members £1.50. Newcomers are especially welcome.

We have a varied programme of interesting talks & speakers and following this tea or coffee and biscuits are served. We usually have a book stall and CDs of transcripts and other documents are available if requested.

We always like a chance to discuss Family History interests so if you're just starting or stuck and need help or advice do please feel free to ask any of the Committee.

A full programme of events is available on the website

Contact number:
01502 562584 (Beryl

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