About Us

We are a group of family history enthusiasts based near the Suffolk coast midway between Felixstowe and Lowestoft. From 2014 we meet at monthly intervals in Leiston with an outside speaker on matters of interest to family historians.

We meet on the third Monday of each month, from March to October (no meeting in August), in the LEISTON UNITED CHURCH (URC/Methodist), High Street, Leiston, IP16 4EL, starting at 7:30 pm. In the winter months we meet in the afternoons in surrounding villages for our talks. See our Programme page for further details.

In Leiston we have a Research Centre to store our equipment and research data. This is available to members on a routine or special request basis, and visitors are also welcome. We also have an annual Open Day held at the Long Shop Museum in Leiston.

In addition to our monthly meetings we undertake field work and have recently completed several churchyard transcriptions, including indexing of the graves at Leiston St Margaret’s, recording the MIs of Benhall St Mary’s, and in 2012 recording the MIs of Aldringham Baptist Chapel.

New members are always welcome.