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Visiting East Anglia for Genealogy research

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Visiting East Anglia for Genealogy research

My husband and I are traveling to East Anglia the end of June for a week or so of vacation with some genealogy research. Two of the villages we will be visiting are Hemsby and Ormesby. Any suggestions for a place to stay in the area that is convenient to travel from (we prefer more deluxe places), any must sees (we love history)? We are planning to spend 2 days in London (we've seen the major sites) and would probably want to visit Cambridge on our way up.

Thanks.

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11. Re: Visiting East Anglia for Genealogy research

This looks like a beautiful property. Thank you.

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12. Re: Visiting East Anglia for Genealogy research

St Giles hotel is right in the heart of Norwich, for good choice of restaurants etc, or Dunston Hall a couple of miles outside. If you want something a little quirkier, have a look at the Gunton Arms near Thorpe Market.

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13. Re: Visiting East Anglia for Genealogy research

<< We prefer boutique hotels or deluxe B&Bs.>>

Right on the doorstep in Ormesby in a stunning setting -

http://www.theboathouseormesbybroad.co.uk

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14. Re: Visiting East Anglia for Genealogy research

You can do a free online search using https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

I usually select the "All Districts" and "All Counties" option as I have found from experience that people I thought were only located in one particular area turned up in other areas of England I would never have imagined.

Before you go to the records office, it is a good idea to take as much information as you can. Using the above website will help you in that as you can do some research from the comfort of your own home.

If you want to order a certificate of any kind, you will need to have the volume and page number of the index where it is stored.

Don't forget that index books are completed per quarter (March, June, September and December). So, a birth occurring in the middle of, say, December, may not have been registered until the following January and will therefore appear in the March Quarter Index.

It is always a good idea to cross reference when looking for marriages. If you know the name of either the bride or the groom, use that to initiate your search. Once you think you have found the person you are looking for, make a note of the volume and page number. You can then do another search leaving everything blank except the year, volume and page number. This will provide you with a list of all the marriages that took place on that day in that district. You should then find the name of the other person.

The internet is a wonderful tool and after many years of genealogy research using various record offices, I managed to find my Canadian relatives online. I still get a thrill from visiting places where my ancestors lived or worked, even though many of the streets and buildings have changed dramatically.

It's a fascinating hobby and I wish you good luck in your search.

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15. Re: Visiting East Anglia for Genealogy research

You might find these walking tours of interest for a day in Norwich

https://www.norwich.gov.uk/download/download…

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16. Re: Visiting East Anglia for Genealogy research

Thank you so much for your recommendations.

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