☞  Local historical Museums and major Churches are instead listed here


This list comprises only the largest or most local groups — but see SLHC below.

Our own Facebook group is at

Suffolk History Hub — Find organisations involved in specific aspects of Suffolk’s History   ADDED RECENTLY

Aldeburgh and District Local History Society — Back-numbers of "The Chronicle" can be searched/downloaded here by ADLHS Members.

Aldeburgh One Place Study 

Aldringham Fens Heritage Projectappeal for information.    Also, click on the  PLAY VIDEO >>  website-link to see our own Chris Broom's handiwork!

Aldringham  ➡︎  see: "Thorpeness & Aldringham" below

Beccles & District Historical Society

Benhall and Sternfield History Group

Bentwaters Aviation Society — keeping alive the memory, and recording the history and heritage, of the RAF and USAF activity at Bentwaters and Woodbridge

Blaxhall Archive Group  ⬅ link?

Blaxhall's links to the artistic Rope Family, notably the "The Two Margarets" — Arts & Crafts stained-glass artists "Marga" and "Tor" ,
                                                                        and their aunt, sculptor Ellen Mary Rope

Bury St Edmunds Past and Present Society

Campsea Ashe Heritage Group

Debenham History Society

Diss Family History Group

Drinkstone Local History Group    ADDED RECENTLY

East Anglian Catholic History Society (EACHS) exists to promote the study of Catholic history in the region and advise parish history groups.

Felixstowe Family History Society

Felixstowe History and Museum Society

Framlingham & District Local History & Preservation Society including  Framlingham Historical Photo Archive

The Hadleigh Society — caring about Hadleigh — yesterday, today and tomorrow   ADDED RECENTLY

Kelsale-cum-Carlton & Neighbourhood Open Group (Facebook)

Knodishall Local History Group (Facebook)

Leiston Airfield (USAAF 1943-45, then RAF): Friends of Leiston Airfield (FoLA)      ⬇︎MAP

Leiston History Group   ADDED RECENTLY

Old Leiston Photos (Facebook)   ADDED RECENTLY

Lowestoft Archaeological & Local History Society

Lowestoft & District Independent Archive (LADIA) — "Keeping local history local"  [also see our blog]    LAUNCHED RECENTLY

Martlesham Heath Aviation Society (1917: RFC; 1918: RAF; 1943: USAAF; 1958-61: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight; 1963: closed)   AMENDED RECENTLY WITH NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

Parham Suffolk (Facebook)

Memories of Peasenhall and Saxmundham Facebook group

Port of Lowestoft Research Society collects all relative material, including 13,000 records of vessels that were built in, owned at or visited Lowestoft.

Saxmundham & District Local History Society and Museum — see especially their excellent "Local History" page.     email: S&DLHS Secretary

Saxmundham Family History Group — join Jane in researching your family history, second Tuesdays at 14:30 at Saxmundham Library, IP17 1AL   ADDED RECENTLY

Sizewell Hall history webpage

Snape History webpages    

Southwold Museum & Historical Society

Stradbroke Village Archive

Sudbury Ephemera Archive   

Suffolk Family History Society (SFHS) — has groups in Lowestoft, Ipswich, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury/Long Melford
                   They have 440 images of war graves in Ipswich cemeteries and graveyards, some not on the CWGC website (available to SFHS members)

Suffolk Historic Buildings Group

Suffolk History Hub — Find organisations involved in specific aspects of Suffolk’s History   ADDED RECENTLY

Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History — publishers of their annual journal "Proceedings of SIAH" [search our downloadable Index for ref-ID's "PSIAH"] 

⎋  Suffolk Local History Council (SLHC)  — the umbrella local history organisation for the County, and a valuable source of information.

Friends of the Suffolk Regiment — open to anyone with an interest in The Suffolk Regiment   ADDED RECENTLY

Suffolk Societies webpage offered by looks useful, but depends on groups and users to keep the information up-to-date.

Theberton history

Thorpeness & Aldringham Heritage Group — Past & PresentGallery

U3A in East Suffolk [formerly The University of the Third Age] — "Learn, laugh, live"

U3A Local History Group: visiting and group speakers:  meet on 2nd Weds at 10:00 at Woodbridge Town Football Club, Fynn Road, IP12 4LS   [EMAIL-LINK]

Walberswick Local History Group

Waldringfield History Group   ADDED RECENTLY

Waveney Valley Community Archaeology Group

Westleton Archive   ADDED RECENTLY

Wickham Market Area Archive Centre

Wickham Market Local History Society [EMAIL-LINK]

Worlingworth Local History Group 

Yoxford History Group    LINK RECENTLY UPDATED