Introduction and Description

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The Mid Norfolk Family History Society was formed in September 1994 and is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies. Our local members have an interest in Family History in general but do not necessarily have genealogical links to this part of Norfolk. However, we have a large number of distant members with interests in Mid-Norfolk and we aim to assist in their research by collecting and recording family history information from within an area of approximately 10 miles around Dereham. The collection of local information is growing steadily. Local members may borrow from our extensive library of family history and local interest publications. Written queries from members are welcomed but do require a SAE and an understanding that the Society is unable to undertake deep research. Contact names are on the Officers' pageA two-part Membership Application Form is also online. All members may register with the e-mail information service which provides updates on current Society news.


Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except December) in the Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Theatre Street, Dereham NR19 2EP at 7.30pm, usually with a speaker followed by tea/coffee and an update on family history news. New members and visitors are always welcome.


A newsletter is published four times a year and circulated to all members. Articles are always welcomed. Requests for help and information may be included in the newsletter free of charge.

Members' Interests

Members may publish details of their research interests in our Members Interest Directory which is produced and circulated annually. The interests of members who join during the year are included in the next newsletter.

Projects & Publications

The Society aims to record information for posterity by transcribing and recording original documents, memorials etc. for the area around Dereham. Volunteers are invited to help with our current projects or undertake new ones. Practical help and advice are always available. The results of our projects are reproducced for sale (see Publications List).

Note: If your interests are not within ''Our Area'' - (see List of Parishes), you may find it more beneficial to join the Norfolk Family History Society.