For Forncett village information
FreeReg - The parish registers of both St Peter and St Mary have been transcribed in part and records are available to search for on this web site. The original registers are housed in the Norfolk Record Office.
FamilySearch - Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900 - Images from microfilm copies made by the Latter Day Saints - containing records of christening, marriage and burial entries. Forncett St Peter and Forncett St Mary are among these registers.
FindMyPast is a subscription family history website which holds searchable images of many Norfolk registers - can be accessed free from Norfolk libraries and the Record Office. Under 'Search' go to 'A-Z of record sets', type 'Norfolk'
Blomefield's History of Forncett - a scholarly description of the history of the parish from Domesday to the 1700s.
For the history of other local villages
For Norfolk Information
Norfolk Family History Society - The Society welcomes people researching their Norfolk ancestors and family history.
Norfolk Heritage Explorer - database of archeological finds, sites, and buildings
Norfolk Map Explorer - allows you to see and overlay old maps & air photos
Norfolk Heritage Centre - on the second floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. Combines the collections of the Norfolk Studies Library with many of the Norfolk Record Office's resources on microfilm and microfiche.
Norfolk Record Office - the place to go (literally) for archives of Forncett
Picture Norfolk - the library service offers a collection of old photographs
Vision of Britain - some interesting statistics c.1830-1960
Norfolk Historic Buildings Group - was formed to bring together all those who appreciate old buildings and who want to learn more about them.
Norfolk Churches - over 900 of them!
Norfolk Pubs - with details of existing and long-shut pubs & their landlords
Mills - has an index to
windmills and millers