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 Meetings: The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 4HU and other venues as notified

Contact: Norfolk Record Office

Address: The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 2DQ

Email: norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk

Web Site: www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk

October 2020
Tue 20Introduction to Family History - Online Workshop
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

This online workshop will help you take your first steps into exploring your family history.
Book your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-family-history-online-workshop-tickets-115330777460

 
November 2020
Wed 4Norfolk Record Office Quiz Evening
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Join us for our inaugural online quiz evening.

Grab yourself a drink and settle down to test your knowledge of Norfolk history.
Some (but not all questions) will relate to one of our archives, with rounds such as
Which year in history?
and
Where in Norfolk?.
This is purely for fun and you don’t need to reveal how you do unless you want to!
The quiz should take 60-90 minutes.
No booking required, just click on the link on this page ( https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/events/) 5 minutes before we go live.

 
Thu 5House History - Free Online Workshop
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

This workshop is designed to help you use online sources to begin discovering the History of your House from home.

Learn how to discover the fabric of your building using OS, tithe and enclosure maps, before moving on to uncover the previous inhabitants of your house using census returns, trade directories, manor court books and wills.

Book your ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/house-history-online-workshop-tickets-115335389254

 
Mon 9Introduction to Family History - Online Workshop
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

This online workshop will help you take your first steps into exploring your family history.
Book your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-family-history-online-workshop-tickets-115330941952

 
Wed 11Online History Talk - The Grand Tour and Beyond
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

The Grand Tour and Beyond- Accounts from Norfolk’s Archives
by Victoria Draper
Join us on a journey through the archives to uncover the grand tourists’ experiences during their travels. Using letters and diaries within the Norfolk Record Office we will see what the tourists thought about crossing the Chanel, how they found their transport on the continent and their encounters when site seeing.
20 min talk plus live Q and A with speaker- Victoria Draper
Zoom link can be found here https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/history-talks/

 
Wed 11Online History Talk - The Grand Tour and Beyond- Accounts from Norfolk’s Archives
Time: 19:00 - 20:00

The Grand Tour and Beyond- Accounts from Norfolk’s Archives
by Victoria Draper
Join us on a journey through the archives to uncover the grand tourists’ experiences during their travels. Using letters and diaries within the Norfolk Record Office we will see what the tourists thought about crossing the Chanel, how they found their transport on the continent and their encounters when site seeing.
20 min talk plus live Q and A with speaker- Victoria Draper
Zoom link can be found here https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/history-talks/

 
Thu 12Advanced Family History
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

This free online workshop will introduce you to new sources to help explore your family history.
Find out how to use some of the more advanced sources for tracing your family tree. This session includes a mixture of documents which can be accessed online but also those which are only available in the Norfolk Record Office searchroom in person. Sources included are electoral registers, marriage licence bonds and tithe documents.
Book your ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-family-history-online-workshop-tickets-115336263870

 
Fri 13Small Bites - Wills - Online Workshop
Time: 13:00 - 13:30

Find out about the court system before 1858 and understand where your ancestor or individual you are researching may have had their will proved. Discover the changes to the system after 1858 and find out about some of the accompanying resources.
A 30 min session with a talk and time for questions.
Book your ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/small-bites-wills-online-workshop-tickets-115341206654

 
Fri 20Make your own Christmas Decorations - Free Online Workshop
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Have a go at making your very own Christmas decorations inspired by documents in the Norfolk Record Office
Book your place here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-your-own-christmas-decorations-online-workshop-tickets-115343156486

 
Mon 23Mindful Monday - Online Get Together
Time: 10:00 - 10:30

This relaxing online workshop will help you begin your week.
Book your free online ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mindful-monday-online-get-together-tickets-115337335074

 
Thu 26House History - Free Online Workshop
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

This workshop is designed to help you use online sources to begin discovering the History of your House from home.

Learn how to discover the fabric of your building using OS, tithe and enclosure maps, before moving on to uncover the previous inhabitants of your house using census returns, trade directories, manor court books and wills.

Book your ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/house-history-online-workshop-tickets-115335467488

 
December 2020
Wed 2Introduction to Family History - Online Workshop
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

This online workshop will help you take your first steps into exploring your family history.
Book your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-family-history-online-workshop-tickets-115331136534

 
Fri 4Small Bites - Schools - Online Workshop
Time: 10:00 - 10:30

Interested in researching an old school building? Want to find out what happened in your local school in the past? Join us for a session looking at school records, including public building grants and log books. Find out what closure periods mean in terms of accessing some of these records and what is available to view.

A 30 min session with a talk and time for questions.

Book your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/small-bites-schools-online-workshop-tickets-115341611866

 
Mon 7Mindful Monday - Online Get Together
Time: 13:00 - 13:30

This relaxing online workshop will help you begin your week.
Book your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mindful-monday-online-get-together-tickets-115337561752

 
Wed 9Online History Talk - How Norwich Fought against the Plague
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

How Norwich Fought against the Plague
by Frank Meeres
The year 2020 is not the first time Norwich has come under threat from a pandemic. Outbreaks of plague in Tudor and Stuart times were just as devastating for the city – and led to many more deaths. Have we learnt from the past? – this talk looks at how the city authorities tried to fight against the plague – and compares their actions with those of people at the present time.
20 min talk plus live Q and A with speaker- Frank Meeres
Zoom link can be found here https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/history-talks/

 
Wed 9Online History Talk- How Norwich Fought against the Plague
Time: 19:00 - 20:00

How Norwich Fought against the Plague
by Frank Meeres
The year 2020 is not the first time Norwich has come under threat from a pandemic. Outbreaks of plague in Tudor and Stuart times were just as devastating for the city – and led to many more deaths. Have we learnt from the past? – this talk looks at how the city authorities tried to fight against the plague – and compares their actions with those of people at the present time.
20 min talk plus live Q and A with speaker- Frank Meeres
Zoom link can be found here https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/history-talks/

 
Thu 10Advanced Family History
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

This free online workshop will introduce you to new sources to help explore your family history.
Find out how to use some of the more advanced sources for tracing your family tree. This session includes a mixture of documents which can be accessed online but also those which are only available in the Norfolk Record Office searchroom in person. Sources included are electoral registers, marriage licence bonds and tithe documents.
Book your ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-family-history-online-workshop-tickets-115336318032

 
Fri 11House History - Free Online Workshop
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

This workshop is designed to help you use online sources to begin discovering the History of your House from home.

Learn how to discover the fabric of your building using OS, tithe and enclosure maps, before moving on to uncover the previous inhabitants of your house using census returns, trade directories, manor court books and wills.

Book your ticket here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/house-history-online-workshop-tickets-115335533686