Sussex Family History


  • East Sussex Archives
    The Keep, based in Brighton, hold the collections from the East Sussex Record Office, the University of Sussex and others. Find out what they have and how to access the records.
  • West Sussex Record Office
    Based in the Chichester. They have an online catalogue and information about visiting the archives to view other collections.

Births, Marriages & Deaths


Local History

  • The Place-Names of Sussex
    Find out the history behind the names of towns and villages.
  • The Weald
    The history, genealogy and topography of the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. This site catalogues the people, places, maps, drawings, engravings, books, writings and numerous lists and directories that are over 70 years old into an integrated database of information about one of the most attractive parts of England – The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
  • West Sussex Past
    West Sussex Past Pictures, the official database of heritage photographs, prints, drawings and paintings provided by local museums and the County Library Service. Over 12,000 of our best images from the 1640s to the present can be viewed, downloaded and printed for educational or private use free of charge.


  • East Sussex Tithe Maps
    View an interactive map or search by place, surname of landowner or occupier. Brighton is also included.



  • Sussex Family History Group
    The Sussex Family History Group was founded in 1972. It has about four thousand members in Sussex, the rest of the UK, and around the world. There are seven meeting centres in the County at Brighton & Hove, Crawley, Bognor Regis & West Meads, Horsham, Uckfield, Worthing and Chichester; if you live in Sussex you are likely to find one fairly near to you.
  • Sussex Record Society
    The Society commissions research by individuals who are experts in their field to produce historical records in the selected area of research of the County of Sussex in the United Kingdom. The research is published in book form with the help of the Society’s historical, literature, technical, publishing and financial help provided by the members of the Society.

Wills & Probate