Welcome to the Suffolk Records Society

For over sixty years, the Society has been committed to producing books that bring Suffolk’s rich historical literature to a wider audience. Covering a period of 700 years these volumes of letters, diaries, maps, accounts and other archives have made a major contribution to historical studies of the county and are a useful tool for both professional and amateur historians, as well as being a source of information for anyone interested in Suffolk’s history.

Every year, the Suffolk Records Society produces at least one new book throwing light on some fresh aspect of the county’s history. There are two series of volumes, the General Series, for which we publish a regular annual volume, and the Charter Series, for which we publish occasional volumes of Suffolk charters and cartularies.

The Society’s members share a passion for Suffolk and its history and it is their support and subscriptions that have made possible this remarkable opening up of the historical landscape. Come and join us!


The Suffolk Records Society launched its 58th volume on Thursday 21st May in the setting of the auditorium of University Campus Suffolk (Ipswich), as guests of the UCS Deptartment of History.  Wills of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk 1627-28 contains abstracts of 286 wills proved in the court of the Archdeacon of Suffolk, whose jurisdiction extended over the eastern half of the county. This volume marks the completion of a 30-year multi-volume project to publish all Suffolk wills for the 1620s and 1630s, the years of early trans-Atlantic migration. For those members who did not attend this meeting, your volume will be posted to you in the next few weeks.  To read more about Volume 58 see our Publications Page.