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Open Day 2019


Rix Open day 8th June  

It was the 40th anniversary of the Rix Alliance and was a good turn out despite the wet weather which made travelling more difficult.


We were delighted to  see new people , who were all on holiday in Norfolk,  and were able to join us during the afternoon. Their visit gave them the opportunity to meet other Rix and to talk about their family tree.

Next year  will be the same venue but on the 30th May 2020. New Buckenham Hall has all the facilities needed to host the Open Day including wi-fi and good parking 


Past Journals and Newsletters

Recently  uploaded onto the website are copies of the Journal that  used to be published quarterly and half yearly from Number 30 to 88.  Accessed through the members area on the website

Open Day 2018


Rix Open Day was  on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at New Buckenham Village Hall in the large meeting room 

Full address is :  Moat Lane, New Buckenham, Norwich,Norfolk NR162AU 


New resource just released: Norwich Freeman Records Online
This has been created by the Freemen of Norwich to provide a fully searchable and freely accessible online database of all those men, and eventually women, admitted to the freedom of Norwich over the last 700 years. On completion it will amount to some 35,000 entries.

The database will be launched in two phases. The first, on the 6th September 2017, will include the most recent freemen registers from 1714 to the present day, nearly 20,000 entries. These will be followed by the medieval and early modern registers from 1317 to 1713, and in due course by the information on 'citizens', as freemen were also known, from the Enrolled Deeds from 1285.

Each admission provides the name of the new freeman, his trade or occupation, method of entry - be it apprenticeship, patrimony, purchase - the name of the father or master and the date of admission. Taken together, they provide an extraordinary insight into the social, economic, political and cultural structure of Norwich.

Both links give more information on how to  use and  what  it offers in information 


FFHS new 'Our Really Useful Australasian Information Leaflet'


The FFHS has produced the leaflet in association with the Society of Australian Genealogists and Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations.

This is a very useful resource . The leaflet focuses on how to research your ancestors if you live in Australasia. It is also a great resource for UK family historians who may have had ancestors who went to Australasia, either because of forced transportation or due to emigration.

The leaflet gives a long list of websites and has a how-to guide. It also lists family history societies that can help with your research.


Rix Open Day 2017

The Open day  took place on 3rd June , Cringleford, Norwich.  It was a small gathering of members but a very enjoyable day nonetheless.  It was great  to talk and share news with others. 

Rix Reunion October 2016

In the News area there is a short piece about the Rix Reunion in Australia.  The family  line all descend from Henry Tuthill Rix, born Wendling  Norfolk.  There is also  an article about Barnabas Rix  

Lord Rix

It was with sadness that we learned that Brian Rix has died. He had been a member of the Rix Alliance from the early days.  He happily shared what  he knew about his family and appreciated receiving the Rix Journal for many years. Brian was very interested in the origins of the Rix name and where the first  Rix may  have come from. This link to  his obituary in the Daily Telegraph  tells his story

Also  in the Hull Daily Mail 
The Sunday  Times 
The Scotsman


Rix Open Day 4th June 2016

The Rix Open Day took place this year at Cringleford Norwich. Use of the venue, Action for the Blind, was organised by Derek and proved to  be a great place to  meet up  with  Rix from around the UK and to  be able relax, chat and exchange information.  It was good to see new faces too. Refreshments were provided by Sue and Sheila and  also a buffet lunch along with some beautiful homemade cakes.

The sun shone which  was a great improvement on the previous cold, windy  days.  This enabled us to  take a group  picture outside in the sunshine.  
There was a couple of interesting talks from Trevor on the DNA project  and from David about a new book he  has written called Ships, Shawl and Loyal Service, the story  of three East Anglian brothers.  This is due out  in September 2016 and distributed by  Orca Book Services.  All in all a good day and really  enjoyable.
 Next year  it will be on Saturday 3rd June and held at the same venue. 



 The FFHS - Federation of Family  History  Societies  have produced a really  useful information leaflet. This will help  with family  research and lists many  useful weblinks. 


New family trees have been added. They are in a password protected area so only  accessible if a Rix Alliance member.  If you  would like to  join please email  T

The Rix Open Day  is coming up  soon and everyone  is welcome to  come along  who  has an interest  in the Rix/Ricks name.  


Some recent additions to the website:  A new page listing all the records and resources held by the Rix Alliance. 

The forum page,  renamed My Rix Family Story,  is now a place to let us know your Rix story however small or large. You might have just started your research and maybe just  have a family story.  Please post here to share.
The next  Open day will be  Saturday 4th June 2015 


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