Local Recorders Scheme
The Suffolk Local History Council
administers a Local Recorders Scheme
throughout Suffolk. We maintain a network
of people in the county to ensure the
survival of valuable material for future
local historians by:
seeing that the present is adequately
recorded at local level, and
being on the look-out for items of
historical interest which might be
overlooked or lost for ever.
To do this Recorders are asked to note
significant happenings in their area,
especially the changes going on around
them, and also to be on the look-out for
older records and to record reminiscences
of their area in the past.
Recorders are asked to send in a short
report at the end of each calendar year,
giving an account of activities in their
community and the changes that have taken
place. The reports are kept with the
parish records in the nearest branch of
the Suffolk Record Offices. When Recorders
resign, the material they have collected
is deposited for safe keeping with the
Record Office in the name of the Suffolk
Local History Council.
The SLHC provides new Recorders with a Recorders Pack
containing guide-lines on various aspects
of the job, and are encouraged to become
members of the SLHC. Recorders also
receive two Newsletters a year, and have
the opportunity of attending an annual
Recorders Day in April. The Honorary
Recorders' Secretary can be contacted by
and would be happy to hear from anyone
requesting further information, or
interested in becoming a Recorder or
Assistant Recorder where a vacancy exists.
You can see a list of parishes currently
without a Recorder here.
You can also see a list of parishes with
active recorders here.