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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Unpublished indexes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/main.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): SSX, SXE

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Hastings Reference Library
13 Claremont
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HE

Tel: (01424) 716481
Fax: (01424) 443289
Email: library.hastings.ref@eastsussexcc.gov.uk

Information Services Librarian: Roger Bristow



Eastbourne Central Library
Reference Department
Grove Road
Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4TL

Tel: (01323) 434211
Fax: (01323) 434202
Email: library.eastbourne@eastsussexcc.gov.uk
library.eastbourneref@eastsussexcc.gov.uk

Information Services Librarian: Dhimati Acharya



See separate entry for Brighton and Hove



Opening hours:

Hastings opening hours:
Monday 09.30 - 18.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 18.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 13.00
Thursday 09.30 - 18.30
Friday 10.30 - 18.30
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00


Eastbourne opening hours:
Monday 09.30 - 18.30
Tuesday 09.30 - 18.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 13.00
Thursday 09.30 - 18.30
Friday 10.30 - 18.30
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00




Other Libraries:

Bexhill Library
Western Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DY

Tel: 01424 212546 Fax: 01424 733390/819138
Email: library.bexhill@eastsussexcc.gov.uk

Information Services Librarian: Ann Foxhall

Bexhill opening hours:
Monday 09.30 - 13.00
Tuesday 09.30  18.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 09.30  18.30
Friday 09.30  18.30
Saturday 09.30  17.00

Lewes Library
Albion Street,
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2ND

Tel: 01273 474232 Fax: 01273 477881
Email: library.lewes@eastsussexcc.gov.uk

Information Services Librarian: Alan Hibbs

Lewes opening hours:
Monday 09.30 - 19.00
Tuesday 10.30  19.00
Wednesday 09.30 - 13.00
Thursday 09.30  19.00
Friday 09.30  19.00
Saturday 09.30  17.00





3. Research Service

Service available? YES (at Eastbourne & Bexhill)

Fee-based? YES (at Eastbourne & Bexhill)

Provided by local Record Office? YES

East Sussex Record Office,
The Maltings,
Castle Precincts,
Lewes BN7 1YT

Tel: (01273) 482359 Fax: (01273) 482341



4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations


5. Census returns

At Hastings:
1841,1851,1861, 1871, 1881,1891, 1901 (all for East and West Sussex)
1881 (UK - CD-ROM)

At Eastbourne:
1841,1851,1861, 1871, 1881 (for Eastbourne)
1891 (Sussex  microfiche)
1881 (UK  CD-ROM)

At Bexhill:
1841 Arlington, Hailsham, Herstmonceux, Wartling, Hoo, Ninfield, Hollington, Bexhill, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Westfield, Sedlescombe, Ewhurst, Pett, Guestling, Ore, Hastings-All Saints, Whatlington, Mountfield, Battle, Brightling, Dallington, Penhurst, Ashburnham, Lamberhurst, Frant.(CM/Fiche).
1851 Romney Marsh (CM/Fiche).
1861 Eastbourne. (CM/Fiche).

At Lewes:
1881 CD-Rom (England, Wales, Scotland).
1851 Printed Indexes for most East Sussex Parishes.


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

At Hastings:
Home Counties, 1839, 1851, 1859.
Sussex. Various Years 1845  1938.
Mid-Sussex. Microfiche. Various years 1883-1967.

At Eastbourne:
Sussex 1792, 1825, 1845, 1855, 1862, 1866, 1867, 1870,
1878, 1881, 1882, 1886/7, 1877, 1890, 1894, 1895, 1899, 1902, 1903, 1904/5, 1905, 1907, 1907/8, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1934, 1938 (microfiche)

At Bexhill:
Sussex 1792  1938 (CM/Fiche).

At Lewes:
Sussex 1792  1938. (Mostly Fiche).

6(b) City and Town Directories

At Hastings:
Hastings, Various Years 1852  1974

At Eastbourne:
Gowlands Eastbourne Directory: 1877, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1887,
1891-1917, 1920, 1922-1925 (from 1898 includes Hailsham). Continued as: Kellys Directory of Eastbourne & Neighbourhood: 1926-1940, 1946, 1948, alternate years 1951-1969, 1970-1973.
Pikes Eastbourne Blue Book and Directory: 1885, 1889-1892, 1894-1897, 1899, 1901-1908.


At Bexhill:
Bexhill & Hastings 1887  1974 (Incomplete).
Hastings 1852  1901 (CM/Fiche).

At Lewes:
Lewes, Newhaven & Seaford 1906  1938/40, 1951/2.
Kellys Lewes 1957 - 1974
Mid Sussex (Fiche) 1883  1967.

6(c) Telephone Directories

At Hastings:
Area including Hastings since 1950.

At Eastbourne:
Current issues of whole of UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Back files kept of local area: Tunbridge Wells from 1972, Brighton area from 1980.

At Bexhill:
Tunbridge Wells Area 1972  1995
Hastings, Rother & Weald 1995 +.

At Lewes:
Brighton Area 1954, 1973 -



7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

At Hastings:
Hastings 1836-7, 1840-1,1855, 1889/90, 1927 to 2001
Lists of Burgesses 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850.

At Eastbourne:
Eastbourne Constituency 1945 -

At Bexhill:
Bexhill & Rother 1966 

At Lewes:
Lewes District 1995 -

7(b) Poll Books

At Hastings:
Sussex 1820
East Sussex 1832
Hastings 1832, 1835, 1847, 1868

At Bexhill:
Sussex Poll 1820 (CM/Fiche).

At Lewes:
Sussex 1774
East Sussex 1832
Lewes 1802, 1812, 1826 (all fiche)


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

At Hastings:
Microfiche.1992.
Whole of British Isles and some overseas (Canada, Africa, New Zealand, Pacific Islands).

At Eastbourne:
Microfiche.
1992. Coverage of all UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

At Bexhill:
1988 Micro Fiche. All of UK.


9. Unpublished Indexes

At Hastings:
Birth Marriage and Death Notices in the Hastings and St.Leonards News 1848-1901
Birth Marriage and Death Notices in the Hastings and St Leonards Observer 1901, 1903-1955

At Eastbourne:
Microfiche Index  IGI
East Sussex Census Index 1851

At Bexhill:
Bexhill Chronicle Obituaries 1915 - 1930
Bexhill Observer Obituaries 1925  3 /1984, 1990  2000


10. Parish Registers

At Hastings:
Microfiche copies of original registers for some East Sussex parishes, usually up to about 1880.
Transcripts of some Hastings parish registers, usually up to late 19th century.

At Eastbourne:
Eastbourne Parish Registers:
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1558 - 1837
St Marys Register of Baptisms 1837 - 1896
Holy Trinity Baptisms 1848 - Feb1863


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

At Hastings:
Sussex County Magazine 1927  1956
Sussex Life 1965 
Sussex Archaeological Collections 1848 
Sussex Notes and Queries 1926  1971
Sussex Genealogist and Local Historian 1979  1986
Sussex History 1976  1991
Sussex Family Historian 1973 
Sussex Past and Present 1970 -

At Eastbourne:
Eastbourne Local Historian
Eastbourne Natural History and Archaeology Society
Family Roots
Sussex Archaeological Collections 1840 
Sussex County Magazine 1927  1956
Sussex Genealogist & Local Historian 1979 - 1986

At Bexhill:
Sussex Life May 1965 -
Sussex History 1976  1991

At Lewes:
Sussex Archaeological Collections 1848 
Sussex County Magazine 1927 - 1956
Sussex Family Historian 1973 
Sussex Genealogist & Local Historian 1979 1986
Sussex Life 1965 -
Sussex Notes and Queries 1926 - 1971


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

At Hastings:
Sussex Record Society Volumes

At Bexhill:
Hastings Cemetery Records Register 1856  1872 Micro Fiche
Hastings Union Notices of Marriages 1857  1865 Micro Fiche
Hastings Baptisms 1700  1877 Micro Fiche
Sussex Royal Garrison Militia Attestations 1877  1913 Micro Fiche
Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey  Kent War Office List 1804 Micro Fiche
Officers  Yeomanry & Volunteer Infantry
Sussex Record Society vols. 1902 +

At Lewes:
Sussex Record Society volumes 1902 


13. Other material

At Bexhill:
SAC Vol. 1-
SCM Vol 1-30 1926  1956
SNQ Vol 1-17 1926 - 1971


14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

East Sussex Record Office,
The Maltings,
Castle Precincts,
Lewes.
BN7 1YT

Tel: (01273) 482359 Fax: (01273) 482341




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