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Bury St Edmunds St John, Suffolk Genealogy

Guide to Bury St Edmunds St John, Suffolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bury St Edmunds St John, Suffolk
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bury St Edmunds Borough
County Suffolk
Poor Law Union Bury St Edmunds
Registration District Bury St Edmunds
Records begin
Parish registers: 1848
Bishop's Transcripts: Not Known
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Thingoe
Diocese Pre-1837 - Norwich; Post-1836 - Ely
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1539 - Court of the Commissary of the Sacrist of St Edmunds; 1539-1565 - Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of St Edmunds; Post-1565 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury
Location of Archive
Suffolk Record Office

Parish HistoryEdit

Refer to the works listed in Suffolk Gazetteers or England Gazetteers for source material.

ResourcesEdit

If you live in Suffolk you will have access to a variety of resources at local archives and libraries.  For those who live further afield, one can access microfilm and online records at Family History Centres.  Refer to the parish and Suffolk in the FamilySearch Catalogue for available records.

Civil RegistrationEdit

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.

Church recordsEdit

Bury St Edmunds St John, Suffolk Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[1]
Bury St Edmunds St John, Suffolk Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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IGI 1848-1876
1848-1875

Parish Registers began in the 1500's. They can be viewed at the Suffolk Record Office. There are Bishop Transcripts and Parish Registers that have been filmed for most parishes in the County. See the Suffolk Church Records article for further details.

Census recordsEdit

Refer to the Suffolk Census wiki article for general details about the census.

Probate recordsEdit

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Suffolk 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 GazetteersEdit

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

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Suffolk, England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 4 December 2013.