Explore registers and records from the county of Sussex. Learn the history of the area and details of its early inhabitants.
The historic county of Sussex is located in South East England.
This collection currently holds two publications:
Parish Registers of Hove & Preston (1538-1812) – Within this compilation of parish registers from Hove and Preston, you can discover an individual’s name; spouse’s name, parents’ names; and baptism, marriage, or burial dates.
Parochial History of Chiddingly (1407-1847) – Chiddingly is located in East Sussex and is a village and civil parish. Discover the history of Chiddingly and its early inhabitants in this publication. Memorial inscriptions are also included in this text.
The digital images in this collection are presented in PDF form. Searching through a PDF can be different from searching through other record sets.
The search feature uses direct search: it will only search for the exact words you write in the search field. For example, if you search for John Smith, the results will give you pages with John and Smith.
All search results will bring you to the page on which your search word has been found and not to an individual transcript. You can then read through the page to find your result.
To search for your ancestor by their name, write it as it would appear in the source material; for example, if your relative was known as Will, it is likely that the name used in official documents was William.
If you are unable to find your relative on your first search, you can try different name variations; for example, if your search for William Smith yields zero results, try searching for W Smith.
Page numbers correlate with the individual pages of the images rather than the page numbers printed in the publication. Therefore, page one pertains to the first page of a volume.