Useful links

Further help and information at these links

The order of the sites below in no way indicates any preference and are not selected through any criteria other than they contain information about Tharston nor does its inclusion endorse a site as being 'safe' or reliable. If anyone has any suggestions for additional good sources of information please make Contact.

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Tharston Information

  • GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy - provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It has a specific references to many details about Tharston.
  • A Vision of Britain Through Time - A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001, including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions. Tharston is included.
  • Norfolk Mills

    A website contains a considerable amount of historical and genealogical data for well over 1,000 Norfolk mills along with over 3,000 photographs. Tharston's watermill, postmill and towermill are included.

    The Norfolk Churches Site

    Norfolk has more than 800 medieval churches as well as ones built after the Reformation, the Catholic churches, and the significant non-conformist ones. Tharston St. Mary is one of those catalogued.

    Friends of the THS

    Mulbarton Heritage

    A website created by Jill Wright on the history of Mulbarton.

    Tas Valley History

    Bringing together resources for villages around the Tas Valley.
    • Diss Family History Group - This group was once affiliated to the Norfolk Family History Society but is now going it alone as an independent group. There is a programme of excellent events/talks throughout the year and people are always welcome at their meetings. There is a reduced cost of entry for members. At present there is no website but details about this group and membership can be obtained from Betty Morley, email: or by post at E. Morley, Thwaites, Fersfield, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2FF.

    Heritage sites

    • Museums Norfolk - detailed museum information and suggestions of other good things to do, and for local historians and enthusiasts, there are also details of how to access archives and reserve collections.

    English Heritage

    English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help get the best out of our heritage and ensure that it is protected for the future.

    Norfolk Public Houses

    Norfolk Public Houses is an ever expanding record of all Norfolk public house and many of their licensees. The archive is based upon Licence Records, Newspaper articles, Business Records, Sale & Auction documents and Directories. There is a section on Tharston and its two pubs.
    • Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society - a friendly amateur Society, whose members have for over 40 years brought their individual skills, knowledge and interests to find out more of the history and archaeology of Norfolk
    • Norfolk Heritage Explorer - This website offers a unique opportunity to access the Norfolk Historic Environment Record online database of the county's archaeological sites and historic buildings containing over 60,000 records describing the archaeology of Norfolk from the earliest evidence for human occupation from 750,000 BC up to the present day (including a section on Tharston)
    • Museums Norfolk - detailed museum information and suggestions of other good things to do, and for local historians and enthusiasts, there are also details of how to access archives and reserve collections.

    History & Genealogy Sites - Subscription sites


    At Findmypast you can find ancestors, build a family tree & research millions of UK records. A subscription site with a free trial and limited free access.


    At Ancestry search records, start your family tree and uncover your ancestors' stories. A subscription site with limited free access.

    • Genealogist - is all about family history research and discovering your ancestors using a wide variety of data.
    • Norfolk Family History Society - essential for people researching their Norfolk ancestors and family history, with currently around 4,000 members, including members from as far afield as Australia, U.S.A. and Canada. A very small annual subscription.

    History & Genealogy Sites - Free sites

    • Cindi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - an extremely comprehensive list of information sources from all around the world - the THS is included in it.
    • FreeREG - free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K.

    • FreeBDM - free Internet access to the transcribed Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales.
    • FreeCEN - a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns

    • British History Online - a digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, it aims to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
    • FamilySearch - For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide and is free to search.
    • Find A Grave - a free index of graves with much more information; mainly for the U.S. but ever expanding into the U.K.

    • Plusnet - a simple guide to starting your own family tree online from the Plusnet Community blog
    • World Burial Index - This website gives the opportunity to search through a unique survey of thousands of Memorial Inscriptions (MIs) taken from: graveyard headstones from memorials in churchyards and cemeteries; inscriptions recorded from within churches and cathedrals; details of church incumbents; war graves and war memorials.
    • Commonwealth War Graves Commission - records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located
    • Many make genealogy and/or family history a hobby. A guide, "Genealogy, the Ultimate Beginners Guide", a little biased towards U.S. information, written by Mark Orwig, contains some useful guidance.
    • Thanks go to some friends from the U.S. who sent us the following link for a site which has some very useful pointers to U.S. genealogy and other family tree information. The link is for the HomeAdvisor - History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy page.

    Wikipedia pages

    Other information

    General sites

    • Webnode - a tool for the fast and easy creation of web sites. Simple, on-line and free. (Used to create and host this site.)
    • Serif - a software company which produces quality design programs at reasonable prices. (PhotoPlus used to create and manipulate the images in this site.)

    • Canon - the photographic hardware used by the designers of this site.

    Business in Tharston

    The Chestnuts B&B

    The Chestnuts is a friendly, family house B & B, where you can rely on comfortable accomodation and a warm welcome from your hosts, Suzi & Peter Hubbard.

    More to follow .....

    Page last updated: 30 May 2019 by NP