First of all thank you to Caro for her very kind comments - we are pleased
to have been able to help with her research and hope that she continues to
find lots more cousins throughout 2005.
As you all know, Ray is the one with all the technical knowledge and he is
the one who updates all the surnames regularly - at the moment there are
over 10,000 names being researched in Suffolk on the List.
The new Links and Resources page is up and running with a lot of new
additions and updated information.
The Suffolk Surname web sites link (those surnames with deep Suffolk Roots)
is being updated now and will be available soon, as will the new updated
page for the Towns and Villages on-line.
Don't forget on the Links and Resources page, a link to a beginners guide
written by the acknowledged expert Roy Stockdill. If you are new to
research in the UK you can print a copy of this guide and keep it handy, it
will give you so much vital information.
Links and Resources - various Suffolk web sites, Mailing lists for Suffolk,
The Suffolk England Club, and the main national web sites that you will need
Parish Records Look Ups List - this is provided by volunteers all over the
world who have bought fiches for their own parish of interest and are
willing to share the information with us, and more importantly in this day
and age, share their time. Please be kind to these volunteers, they are
just family historians just like you and me, not professional researchers.
Read the advice given on the first page and it will help us to help you.
From the Look Ups page is a link to an article written by John McLinden
called 'The Parish Register' - it is well worth reading this as it will give
you a lot of information about just what can be found on PR's
Census and Various Resources Look Ups - directories, tithe maps, school
records, census returns.
Information on those churches in Suffolk which are now redundant
All Suffolk Registration Districts listed
All Suffolk Parishes listed
Suffolk Towns and Villages on-line (we have no cities in Suffolk)
A page to advise of any family reunions and get-togethers
Family History Items for Sale - any resources you have and no longer need
can be sold/exchanged
And of course a Guest Book - you can always leave notes there too
The List would not run without Ray's expertise and the help and support of
all the many volunteers and friends who help out in so many ways.
a big thank you to everyone - and please note a new address for the web site
all best wishes and good luck with your research in 2005.
Pat and Ray
Every time we find an ancestor - we have to find two more!