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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.eastsussexcc.gov.uk/lia/localstudies/main.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): SXE, SXW, SSX

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources


Brighton History Centre
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Pavilion Gardens
Brighton
BN1 1EE
Tel: 01273 296971/2
Fax: 01273 292862
Email: localhistory@brighton-hove.gov.uk


Opening hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1000-1900
Wednesday: 1000-1700
Thursday: 1000-1700
Friday: 1000-1700
Saturday: 1000-1700


Other Libraries:

Hove Reference Library
182-186 Church Road
Hove
BN3 2EG
Tel: 01273 296942
Fax: 01273 296947
Opening hours: Monday: closed; Tuesday: 0930-1930; Wednesday-Friday: 0930-1730; Saturday: 0930-1700


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes. Tem minute free service for simple enquiries.

Fee-based? Yes. Initial ten minutes free but � per hour or part of an hour thereafter

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. East Sussex County Record Office charges � per hour


4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations England & Wales 1837 - 2001 (available on microfiche).
Overseas military and consular civil records 1796 - 1994 (microfiche)



5. Census returns

East and West Sussex for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 (microfilm)
Brighton 1851 Census Name Index (microfiche)
London 1871 and 1891 (CDROM)
Kent 1841, 1871 and 1891 (CDROM)
England and Wales 1881
Census Index (microfiche and CD ROM)
Norfolk, Devon and Warwickshire 1851
Census Index (CD ROM)
Vouchers for 1901 Census available


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kelly's Sussex Directories. 1792 to 1938.
Clarke's Mid Sussex Directories. 1887-1927.
Kelly's Sussex Directories. 1899, 1903, 1913, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1934, 1938.

6(b) City and Town Directories

Brighton & Hove directories. 1799-1974
Eastbourne 1886-1973; 1877
Hastings 1919-1974; 1952-1901
East Grinstead 1886-1963
Bognor 1905-1970
Chichester 1900-1974
Horsham 1955-1975
Lewes 1902-1974
Worthing 1900-1975
Tunbridge Wells 1900-1974
Kelly's London Post Office Directories 1894-1991 (incomplete)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Brighton area directories; Thomson local directories 1981 to date; White pages Brighton 1930, 1935, 1940, 1968 to date; Yellow Pages Brighton 1975 to date



7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers


Brighton: 1836, 1850, 1855-66, 1868, 1870-1908, 1910-15, 1918-26, 1928-33, 1936, 1945 to date
Hove: 1920-27, 1929-33, 1936, 1945-46, 1959, 1961-70, 1972 to date
Adur (includes Shoreham & Southwick): 1972, 1977-79, 1983
Peacehaven: 1969/70, 1974, 1977 to date
Saltdean: 1972/73, 1977/78, 1980 to date
Telscombe: 1972-74, 1977/78, 1980 to date
Brighton Burgess Rolls 1854-1919


7(b) Poll Books

Brighton Poll Books 1832, 1835, 1837, 1841, 1842, 1847, 1857, 1859, 1852.
Sussex: 1708, 1710, 1734, 1774, 1820, 1830
East Sussex: 1832, 1837
Western Division: 1839, 1857


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition for England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Isles, United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada


9. Unpublished Indexes

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10. Parish Registers

Brighton Presbyterian Registers 1700-1837.
Index to Brighton Parish Register 1701-1730.
Brighton Parish Register 1558-1701. (St.Nicholas'Church)


Brighton and Hove Parish Registers, various churches 1558 - 1882 (microfilm)
Burials at St Nicholas, Brighton. Extracts from Bishop's Transcripts
Hove and Preston Parish Registers 1538-1812.
Brighton Quaker Burials 1855 - 1971
Sussex Military Marriages 1750 - 1812


West Sussex Catholic Registers (Baptisms) 1698 - 1800


Registers for the following parishes:
Rottingdean 1558 - 1880 (microfilm)
Hangleton 1666 - 1887 (microfilm)
Alfriston 1734 - 1916 (microfilm)
The Dicker 1844 - 1880 (microfilm)
Ovingdean 1719 - 1880 (microfilm)
Ringmer 1605 - 1823 (microfilm)
Portslade 1666 - 1898 (microfilm)
Lindfield 1558 - 1766
Keymer 1680 - 1786
Plumpton 1558 - 1812
Poynings 1813 - 1910
Pyecombe 1813 - 1912 (microfiche)
Newtimber 1808 - 1910 (microfiche)
Edburton 1813 - 1910 (microfiche)
Cuckfield 1598 - 1699
Bolney 1541 1812
Ardingly 1558 - 1812
Angmering 1562 - 1687
Horsham 1541 - 1635
Cowfold 1558 - 1812
East Grinstead 1558 - 1661
Glynde 1558 - 1812
Miscellaneous parishes in Eastbourne, Lewes and Hastings (microfilm)


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Sussex Archaeological Collection. 1848 to date
Sussex County Magazine 1927-1956
Sussex Family Historian 1973 to date
Sussex Genealogist and Local Historian 1979-1986
Sussex Life 1965 to date
Sussex Notes and Queries 1926-1971
Local Historian 1970, 1978 to date
Army List 1740 - 2002 (incomplete)
Air Force List 1939 - 2000 (incomplete)
Navy List 1914 - 2002 (incomplete)
India Office List 1914 - 1945
Alumni Cantabridgiensis
Alumni Oxonienses
Crockfords Clerical Directory 1843 - 2002 (incomplete)
Debretts (1995)
Burkes Peerage (1999)
Ancestors 2002 to date
Practical Family History 2000 to date
Family History Monthly 2000 to date
Family Tree 2000 to date
Your Family Tree May 2004 to date


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Sussex Record Society vol.1 1902 to date


13. Other material


Local newspaper cuttings files including biographies A-Z, 1930s to date
Approximately 40 000 illustrations of local subjects including photographs, postcards and slides
Large map collection including Ordnance Survey maps 1873 to date
Approximately 300 oral histories on audiotape
Brighton and Sussex newspapers from 1749 to date
20 000 books and pamphlets on the history of Brighton and Sussex
Collection of topographical prints and watercolours
Audio - visual material (provided by the South East Film and Video Archive)


UK Info - Professional 2003 (CD ROM)
Pallots Marriage and Baptismal Indexes (CD ROM)
Huguenot Records (microfiche)
Sussex Militia Muster 1781- 2 (microfiche)
Criminal Register Indexes, most counties of England and Wales 1805 - 1840 (microfiche)
Index to Prisoners Pardoned 1798 - 1809 (microfiche)
Military Courts 1879 - 1994 (microfiche)
Criminal Lunatics 1799 - 1843 (microfiche)
Almanach de Gotha Passenger and Immigration Lists Index
Sussex Nonconformist Index (microfiche)
Brighton War Memorial Inscriptions 1914 - 1921
Archdeaconry of Lewes Wills Index 1600 - 1857 (microfiche)
Index to Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills 1750 - 1800 (microfiche)
Index to Bank of England Will Extracts 1807 - 1845 (microfiche)
Alphabetical List of Bankrupts 1774 - 1786
Bankrupt Directory 1820 - 1843
Sussex Marriage Index (CD ROM)
Visitations of England and Wales

British 19th Century Surname Atlas (CDROM)
British in the 1870 Federal US Census (CDROM)
Irish in the 1870 US Census (CDROM)
British, Australians and New Zealanders in the 1910 US Census (CDROM)


14. Guides to Collections




15. Local Record Offices

East Sussex Record Office
The Maltings
Castle Precincts
Lewes
BN7 1YT
Tel: 01273 482349


Other information

Free access to seven computers (including one adapted PC). Advance booking on microform and computer equipment is recommended.
Photocopying and scanning facilities are available.