Life has got easier for those of us with ancestors from Suffolk. The parish register indexes on the FindMyPast collection have been augmented by a collection of over 747,000 records that has been compiled from the registers of 351 of the parishes in Suffolk. This covers the vast majority of parishes in the county. You can consult a full list of the parishes included in the index and the range of years for each one. Amongst the places included is Bungay (illustrated) where the index has gathered baptisms that took place between 1558 and 1900.
The Index records details of the name of the person baptised, their parents' names, baptism place and date. In some cases, additional information appears too.
Suffolk is a county from which many people have migrated over the years, to other places in England and overseas. So the Suffolk Baptism Index is of interest to researchers who now live in a wide range of places across the World.
The Index has been compiled by the Suffolk Family History Society and reflects an enormous amount of hard work by its volunteers. You can find more details on the Society's website about its activities and how you can become a member.
FFHS Archives Liaison
3 March 2016