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 54th Annual General Meeting and the launch of the 59th volume in the Suffolk Records Society General Series

We are please to announce that the 54th AGM will be held on Thursday 12th May 2016 at 7.30pm in the Crypt of St. Edmunds Catholic Church, Westgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 1QG.  We will also be celebrating the launch of Volume 59, The Rookwood Family Papers, 1606-1761, which will be introduced by the editor Dr. Francis Young.  Refreshments will served during the course of the evening.

All members of the Suffolk Records Society will shortly be invited to attend our AGM and book launch.  Furthermore for the first time this year you will able to download the 2015-16 AGM papers electronically from our website.  Those members who chose to receive their AGM papers as a hardcopy will receive their paperwork through the post and those who chose to download the AGM papers electronically will be sent an email to let them know the papers are available from the site but will still receive their invitation to the AGM by post.  As this is the first year that we are doing this there may be some teething problems so please contact the SRS Secretary if you do not receive the correct form of communication.

The previous two AGM papers can already be downloaded; please go to the About Us page and scroll down to "Society Documents" on the left-hand side.  If you have problems downloading the AGM papers from the website please contact the SRS Membership Secretary.