The University of Toronto DEEDS (Documents of Early England Data Set) Research Project was founded in 1975 by Michael Gervers, professor of History of the University of Toronto, to create a database of information culled from medieval property exchange documents which would be of interest to social and economic historians.
The Friends of Suffolk Archives (FOSA) was formed in 1983 as the Friends of Suffolk Record Office (FOSRO), when they played a key role in raising £250,000 to buy the Elveden manuscripts, now held at the Ipswich branch. As a registered charity, our twin aims are first, to promote the records service provided by the County Council and second, to facilitate the acquisition and conservation of archival material of relevance to the historic county of Suffolk
The Norfolk Record Society was founded in 1930, to publish and make accessible scholarly editions of documents relating to the County of Norfolk and the City of Norwich, to promote the preservation of such documents and records, to assist educationally by lectures or otherwise in record research and generally to stimulate interest in archives relating to Norfolk.
The Royal Historical Society
The Royal Historical Society was founded in 1868 and remains the foremost society in Great Britain promoting and defending the scholarly study of the past.
Suffolk Family History Society
We are a group of keen amateur genealogists whose objectives are to promote and encourage the study of family history, genealogy, heraldry and local history with particular reference to Suffolk; and to promote the preservation, security and accessibility of archive material.
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History
Founded in 1848 the Institute is Suffolk’s largest and oldest archaeological and historical society. For a century and a half it has played an important role in encouraging and publishing research on Suffolk’s past.
Suffolk Local History Council
Founded in 1953, The S.L.H.C. is a county federation of local societies, groups and bodies interested in local history. Its origins lie back in 1950 with the informal meetings of the Local History Committee, a sub-committee of the Rural Community Council for Suffolk.