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!


Professor Hassell Smith who was the founder of the UEA's Centre for East Anglian Studies, sadly passed in 2013. Suffolk Records Society members are invited to attend a memorial lecture given by Professor John Morrill (of Selwyn College, Cambridge), 'Living with Revolution: Some East Anglian voices on the English Civil Wars' and introduced by Carole Rawcliffe.

The lecture will be held on Tuesday 21st April 2015 at the UEA in Lecture Theatre 1 starting at 6pm and is supported by CEAS, NNAS, NRS and SRS. The lecture is followed by a reception and both are free of charge to members of these societies and their guests to attend.