If you reached this page while searching for the "Proceedings of The Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & History", then note that issues up to 2015 (from 1853) are free to view or download direct from their website by clicking on the magnifying-glass (left). ¢ $
Our Help Centre contains much local information, including several local graveyard surveys (listed here), censuses, directories, information on local war memorials, books and historic maps. We have a large number of books, CD's and microfiches of local interest — in fact, we hold a wide variety of records for Suffolk and other counties. These are mostly physical resources. However, two particularly useful downloadable tabular lists of Alde Valley parishes are listed on our Downloads page, as is our Index and an extract list of recent acquistions (which latter are also summarised in our members' quarterly Newsletter). Issue numbers of the Index and Newsletter are now in step.
A recent print of the Index has long been available in our Help Centre — and now also on our computers. Most resources relate to Suffolk, and probably a half to Alde-Ore Valley communities (which are listed on our Map page), so ...
we believe our archive of the area is a unique resource that should be widely available.
Our full Index is downloadable from the link at the top of our Downloads page.
The Index is an Excel-type spreadsheet, to simplify maintenance and searches. Each physical resource (book, CD, map, whatever) most usually carries a sticky PROPERTY-OF label marked with a structured nine-character reference-id, whilst computer filenames include such a reference-id too.
☞ If you identify any items of interest, please feel free to drop in at our fortnightly Help Centre sessions to view them in person.
However, if you are further afield or are seeking information about, or help with, your local family history matters,
you are welcome to visit our Facebook page (to which there is a link at the foot of every webpage) and/or submit a Research Request Form.
☞ If you have any observations on the content or production of the Index, please email either or both of us.