Welcome to AVSFHG

Our aim is to promote the study of family history in East Suffolk in particular and to provide support and help for those wishing to trace their family history outside the area. We cater not only for those who wish to research their local family history but also for those now living in Suffolk whose ancestors were from out of the county.

Please note that the September and October meetings of the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group will now be held at the LEISTON UNITED CHURCH (URC/Methodist), High Street, Leiston, IP16 4EL, instead of at the Leiston Community Centre. The meetings will still be at 7.30pm on Mondays: 19 Sept (Penal Transportation) and 17 Oct (Tracing Your House History).

Leiston United Church


See our Programme Page for details.

Admission is £1 for members, £3 for visitors. Tea, coffee, and biscuits are included. Visitors are always most welcome.

News from the National Archives

The National Archives has launched a First World War Portal, bringing together all of The National Archives' First World War resources in a single place.

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