Other websites and further information
Additional information for family historians:
Information from the Church Registers are also on FreeReg - search for FREE
For information about our villages today:
Bracon Ash & Hethel Churches and click on the church you wish to know more about
For NORFOLK information
Websites to explore Bracon Ash, Hethel and other villages - use the search box to find what you want:
Norfolk Heritage Explorer - database of archeological finds, sites, and buildings
Norfolk Map Explorer - allows you to see and overlay old maps & air photos
For a variety of maps of the area go to the National Library of Scotland and type'Bracon Ash' or 'Hethel' / 'Norfolk' in the search box, zoom in on the Norfolk map to find the map you want. List includes OS 25" to 1 mile.
Norfolk Record Office - the place to go (literally) for archives of ours and any village
Picture Norfolk - the library service offers a collection of old photographs
Images of England - a photo record of listed buildings: enter Bracon Ash for both parishes
Britain from Above - Air photos, including Hethel (type parish name in box)
Vision of Britain - some interesting statistics c.1830-1960
Norfolk Churches - over 900 of them!
For other Information:
Norfolk Family History Society has a search-room at Kirby Hall in Norwich and an on-line data base for members. Excellent for anyone with family connections in Norfolk.
FindMyPast is a subscription family history website which holds searchable images of many Norfolk registers (including Hethel) - can be accessed free from Norfolk libraries and the Record Office. Under 'Search' go to 'A-Z of record sets', type 'Norfolk'
Workhouses - the Henstead Union Workhouse was at Swainsthorpe