Interested in sharing your work on
primary and/or secondary sources relating
to an aspect of Suffolk history?
How information can be shared
Many local historians collect copies, make transcriptions and/or translations, or extract data from primary sources over the course of many years, but they have no obvious place to store or to share this precious material. Why not make it available online so that it is saved for posterity? It could then be used by other researchers. It could even inspire others to undertake their own research and to gain competence in reading old documents.
Similarly, most history degrees and certificated study courses offer the opportunity to research and write a dissertation on a historical topic, and in response some students produce theses on topics related to Suffolk. Why not post your thesis online, so that your work can be accessed and used by others who share your interests?
The main organisations that are building online collections of primary and secondary sources are
Suffolk Records Society, Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, and Suffolk Family History Society. Visit their websites to discover how to submit and post your work online.