This section lists county associations of Sussex providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Eastbourne and District Family History Society:
Mr John Crane
8 Park Lane
Formed in 1986, the association has over 400 members. The aims of the group are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy and to preserve archival material.
The association covers 'Eastbourne District'. Parishes in this area include:
An extensive library of books and other publications are held by the Society, which can be borrowed by members. You can pre-order these publications, and they will be brought to the next monthly meeting. They require 3 days notice.
Many publications are sold by the association, which you are able to purchase before their meetings. If you cannot get to their meetings, you can also purchase the following publications on their site:
Some publications do not just cover Eastbourne and District, but all over Sussex, and other counties of the United Kingdom.
Hastings and Rother FHS:
Mrs Linda Smith
c/o Hastings and Rother Family History Society
355 Bexhill Road
Old London Road
The association was formed in 1986 and has members worldwide. The area covered is known as 1066 country because of its connection to the Battle of Hastings, fought in 1066.
A quarterly journal is published by the Society, which includes book reviews, articles and news regarding HRFHS dates and events.
Many resources are held in their research room named The Tomlin Room, which is named after the late president and founder member Stan Tomlin. Resources held incorporate:
Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:
Sussex Family History Group:
Mrs Angela Horton
Founded in 1972, the Sussex Family History Group has approximately 4000 members Worldwide. It has seven meeting centres around the county which are in Brighton and Hove, Crawley, Bognor Regis and West Meads, Horsham, Uckfield, Worthing and Chichester.
Many resources can be accessed in their Library, located at Woollards Way, Brighton, BN1 9BP, which incorporate:
The Society is prepared to conduct searches in their marriage index covering 1538-1837, and ask that you send a stamped addressed envelope, or an addressed envelope with two International Reply Coupons if you are overseas. You have to provide details of the approximate area the marriage took place in, and are asked not to send copies of charts or any documents. Searches will only be undertaken for a twenty year period.
Some databases are accessible on their site, which include West Sussex Probate Inventories.
Other databases are available to members only, which include:
Numerous maps and photographs are available on the site, along with a list of Sussex Census References 1841-1901.
Many publications are sold by the Society, which include: