Use the Search box above for a quick any text search by word or phrase. Phrases must be in double quotes, e.g., "North Walsham". For personal names try "forename surname" first and then "surname, forename" - note the space and comma. Document references must be in double quotes with a space between the alphabetical prefix and the rest of the reference, e.g., "C/GP 13/3", not "C/GP13/3" or "C/GP/13/3".
The Search box has a type-ahead facility which will provide suggestions after three characters have been entered. Nothing will be displayed when typing 'a' or 'an' but suggestions will appear for 'ant' such as Antingham or Antarctica. If no entries are relevant, select 'all matching descriptions'. Tip: do not type Norfolk, Norwich, King's Lynn or Great Yarmouth because the result list will be too large to be useful: use Advanced Search instead.
Some set searches are available for popular searches such as finding parish collections, maps, probate records and others.
For guidance and tips on using the online catalogue see the Help: Start page.
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This new catalogue is still under development. If you have any feedback please e-mail us and we will take this into account as we continue developing the site.