Sco Ruston St Michael, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to  Sco Ruston St Michael, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Ruins of St. Michael Sco Ruston.jpg

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Sco Ruston St Michael is a parish in the Waxham deanery and Tunstead Hundred of the Diocese of Norwich. This was never a populous parish and its parishioners were gradually subsumed into neighbouring Scottow, Norfolk & Tunstead, Norfolk.

The mediaeval church was photographed in ruin in 1978 by George Plunkett (see web link below) before it was deroofed and became covered in ivy.

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.

  • Tunstead 1837-1869
  • Smallburgh 1870-1938
  • North Walsham 1939-1974

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Sco Ruston St Michael, Norfolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[1]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[2]
TIN = Tinstaafl Transcripts - free[3]
Sco Ruston St Michael, Norfolk Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1707-1812 1726-1835
TGEN 1813-1902 1813-1902 1758-1920 1758-1920 1814-1911 1814-1911
TIN 1813-1880

Deposited parish registers at Norfolk Record Office reference PD 258/ 1-7 1707-1967

It is also necessary to search the neighbouring parishes of Scottow, Norfolk & Tunstead, Norfolk due to the decline and ruin of the medieval church.

Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source] transcript of 1891 census

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

For Tunstead and Happing see

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

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.

England Jurisdictions 1851

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Norfolk, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 20 March 2014.
  2. 'Subscription Coverage Catalogue', TheGenealogist, accessed 11 January 2016.
  3. 'Norfolk Baptism Project 1813 to 1880,' Tinstaafl Transcripts, accessed 10 April 2014.