Caister, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Caister, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Caister, Norfolk
Caister on Sea Holy Trinity.JPG
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Flegg
County Norfolk, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union East and West Flegg
Registration District Flegg
Records begin
Parish registers: 1544
Bishop's Transcripts: 1691
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Flegg
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CAISTOR on Sea Holy Trinity is an Ancient parish in the diocese of Norwich.

A fourteenth century church with Victorian renovation.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

  • Flegg 1837-1924
  • Caister next Yarmouth 1925-1926
  • East Caister, West Caister to 1938
  • Great Yarmouth 1939-1974

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Caister, Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[1]
FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS ATs = England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812 (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS BTs = England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941 (FamilySearch) - free[4]
FS PRs = England, Norfolk, Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free[5]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[6]
Caister, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FREG 1563-1812
FS ATs 1600-1812 1600-1812 1600-1812
FS BTs Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS PRs Undefined 1563-1837 Undefined 1563-1837 Undefined 1563-1837

Browse Bishop's Transcript Images on FamilySearch

The parish is sometimes referred to as Caister-next-Yarmouth. This designation is used by Phillimore and Holley Phillimore 1899-1936

Norfolk Record Office reference PD450/1-11, 20-21

This parish's registers do not appear in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections because no microfilm of the parish is held.

A transcript collection Parish register transcripts, 1563-1837 Caister-next-Yarmouth with index Baptisms, burials, 1563-1812; marriages, 1563-1837  is available in images as a result of conversion from microfilm

Parish register transcripts
1911696 Item 18

The transcript is handwritten

Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Nonconformist Churches
[edit | edit source]

Church records for the Great Yarmouth circuit, 1842-1893 Primitive Methodist

Baptisms, 1832-1869, 1879-1893

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions
[edit | edit source]

East and West Flegg Workhouse

Norfolk Poor Law Union, Norfolk Genealogys

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  2. 'Norfolk Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 24 February 2014.
  3. 'England, Norfolk Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812,' FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  4. 'England, Norfolk, Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941', FamilySearch, accessed 31 March 2014.
  5. 'England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1538-1900', FamilySearch, accessed 17 March 2014.
  6. 'Norfolk Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 8 February 2014.
  7. 'England, Norfolk, Church of England Bishops' Transcripts Parish Search/Caister on Sea', FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 11 April 2016.