Archant Norfolk launches family history magazine

The people of Norfolk have been given the chance to trace back their ancestry in a new magazine for the area.

Norfolk Roots, a family history magazine, has attracted interest from people all over the world with connections to the county via the title’s website norfolkroots.com.

Published by Archant Norfolk, the title is on sale for £3.99, with an initial print run of 10,000.

Norfolk Roots has access to the Archant Norfolk newspaper archives as a major source of family information, with volumes going back as early as 1753.

Robin Vyrnwy-Pierce, who was a member of the nine-weeklies editorial team at Norwich, was appointed editor of the launch in March.

He said: “I have had a great interest in family history for more than 25 years and it has been great to see how the subject has grown over the past 10 years. I am looking forward to giving readers the chance for involvement and feedback, especially with a younger generation who have instant access to the web.”

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