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Sussex is a maritime county in south-east [[England|England]].  
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For other places of the same name, see the [[Sussex_Disambiguation|Sussex Disambiguation]] page.
 
  
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*[[Sussex Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Sussex Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Sussex Census|Census]]
 
*[[Sussex Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Sussex Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Sussex Directories|Directories]]
 
  
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*[[Sussex Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Sussex Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Sussex History|History]]
 
*[[Sussex Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Sussex Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Sussex Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
  
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*[[Sussex Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
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}} '''Sussex''' is a former maritime county located in South East [[England]] and corresponding roughly in area to the ancient '''Kingdom of Sussex'''.
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*[[Sussex Societies|Societies]]
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The historic county of Sussex has been divided into East and West since the 12th century, and obtained separate county councils in 1888, but it remained a single ceremonial county until 1974 and the coming into force of the Local Government Act 1972.
  
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/sussexenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Sussex]
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* [http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/SSX/ GenUKI: Sussex]
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* [http://www.sfhg.org.uk/ Sussex Family History Group (SFHG)]
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* [http://www.sussex-opc.org/ Sussex Online Parish Clerks (Sussex OPC)]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~engssx/index.htm GenWeb: Sussex pages of the British Isles GenWeb]&nbsp;part of the World GenWeb Projects
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* [http://www.theweald.org/ The Weald]&nbsp;The history, genealogy and topography of the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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* [http://www.sussexrecordsociety.org.uk Sussex Records Society (SRS)]
  
[http://www.thesussexweald.org/home.asp http://www.thesussexweald.org/home.asp] - parish records, maps, books, pedigrees etc for the Weald an area 120 miles long and 30 miles wide encompassing many small towns in Sussex, Kent and Surrey.
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[http://www.sussexrecordsociety.org/plhome.asp?an=&ap http://www.sussexrecordsociety.org/plhome.asp?an=&amp;ap] &nbsp;- Sussex poor Law records, settlements and removels
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* [http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/ENG/SUSSEX-PLUS.html Sussex+ RootsWeb Mailing List]
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* [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search?aop&path=sussex-plus Sussex+ RootsWeb Mailing List Searchable Archives]
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* [http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.england.ssx.general/mb.ashx Sussex RootsWeb Message Board]
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* [http://genforum.genealogy.com/englandcountry/sussex/ GenForum Message Board for Sussex]
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* [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,37.0.html RootsChat Sussex Forum]  
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* [http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=139 British Genealogy Sussex Forum]
  
<br>[http://www.barriesgenealogy.co.uk/html/broadwater_worthing.html http://www.barriesgenealogy.co.uk/html/broadwater_worthing.html] &nbsp;- includes links to the following sources:
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=== East Sussex  ===
  
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* [http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/localandfamilyhistory/default.htm East Sussex Records Office (ESRO)]
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=== West Sussex  ===
*St Mary’s Broadwater Baptisms 1558-1900
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*St Mary’s Broadwater Marriages 1558-1900
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* [http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/libraries-and-archives/record-office/ West Sussex Records Office (WSRO)]
*St Mary’s Broadwater Burials 1558-1895
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* [http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/ West Sussex Past Photographs] Over 5000 images from the 1640s to the present
*Worthing Independent Chapel
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*Extract of the Surveyors Ratebook 1828
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
*St Andrew’s Worthing Burials &amp; Funerals 1887-1903
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*St George’s Worthing Baptisms 1868-1900
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Sussex.
*St Andrew’s Worthing Baptisms 1888-1900
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*Christchurch Worthing Baptisms 1843-1882
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==== Civil Districts  ====
*History of Broadwater &amp; Worthing
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*Lalla Rookh Disaster 1850
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Sussex was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place. Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/mid.htm here] to see a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Sussex and the parishes covered by each. Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
*Christchurch MIs
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==== Parishes  ====
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See the [[Sussex Parishes|parishes]] of Sussex. Also see [[East Sussex Parishes|Parishes of East Sussex]] and [[West Sussex Parishes|Parishes of West Sussex]]
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Burchall, Michael J.&nbsp; Roman Catholics in Sussex giving name, residence and value of estate. Article covers year 1715. To be found in magazine Sussex Family Historian. vol. 1. #5, June 1974. pages 115-116. Family History Library Ref. 942.52 B2 su
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==== Probate Jurisdictions  ====
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Before 1858, every town and parish in Sussex was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. To read more about probate records and see a list of Sussex towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Sussex Probate Records|Sussex Probate Records]].
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== Websites  ==
  
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These websites contain information of value for Sussex research:
*Extract of Sussex Poll 1820 to cover Broadwater/Worthing
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*Enumerator’s Handbook 1821 for Broadwater &amp; Worthing
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*Broadwater &amp; Worthing Census 1841
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*Directory Pigot 1823
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*Directory Pigot 1840
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*Universal Directory 1791
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*Broadwater Hearth Tax 1664/1665
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*Transportations/Emigration from Broadwater/Worthing
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*Broadwater Protestation Returns 1641
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*Old Pubs/hotels &amp; Inns
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*Old Streets/Renamed
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*Subsidy Lists 1296, 1327, 1332 &amp; 1524/5
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*[http://www.thesussexweald.org/home.asp http://www.thesussexweald.org/home.asp] - parish records, maps, books, pedigrees etc for the Weald an area 120 miles long and 30 miles wide encompassing many small towns in Sussex, Kent and Surrey.
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*[http://www.sussexrecordsociety.org/plhome.asp?an=&ap http://www.sussexrecordsociety.org/plhome.asp?an=&ap] - Sussex poor Law records, settlements and removels
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*[http://www.barriesgenealogy.co.uk/html/broadwater_worthing.html http://www.barriesgenealogy.co.uk/html/broadwater_worthing.html] - includes links to a variety of sources for Sussex.
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*[http://www.sussex-opc.org/ http://www.sussex-opc.org/]- [[Sussex Online Parish Clerks]]
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Burtenshaw/?yguid=138587594 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Burtenshaw/?yguid=138587594]  - Burtenshaw family of or from Sussex
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/eng-ssx.htm Cyndi's List for Sussex] lots of useful links here
  
<br>[http://www.sussex-opc.org/ http://www.sussex-opc.org/] &nbsp;- Online parish clerk for Sussex, England
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To view a brief list of additional web sites and/or web pages for Sussex and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/sussex.htm FHLFavorites.info].
  
[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Burtenshaw/?yguid=138587594 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Burtenshaw/?yguid=138587594] &nbsp;- Burtenshaw family of or from Sussex
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=== Getting Help with your Genealogy  ===
  
== Did You Know  ==
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[[Professional Genealogists Who Specialize in Southeast England Research|Professional Genealogists who specialize in Southeast England Research helps]] you compare the expertise, credentials, and rates of professional researchers who can help you access these records.
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{{Geographic Location
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|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
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|Centre    = Sussex
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|North    = [[Surrey]], [[Kent]]
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|Northeast = [[Kent]]
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|East      = [[Kent]]</br>''English Channel''
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|Southeast = ''English Channel''
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|South    = ''English Channel''
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|Southwest = ''English Channel''
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|West      = [[Hampshire]]
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|Northwest = [[Hampshire]]
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[[Category:Sussex]]

Revision as of 21:32, 28 November 2012

For other uses, see Sussex (disambiguation).
Flag of Sussex
Location of Sussex in England
Sussex is a former maritime county located in South East England and corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex.

The historic county of Sussex has been divided into East and West since the 12th century, and obtained separate county councils in 1888, but it remained a single ceremonial county until 1974 and the coming into force of the Local Government Act 1972.

Contents

Featured Content

Research Tools

Mailing lists and Message Boards

East Sussex

West Sussex

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Sussex.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Sussex was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place. Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Sussex and the parishes covered by each. Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

See the parishes of Sussex. Also see Parishes of East Sussex and Parishes of West Sussex

Burchall, Michael J.  Roman Catholics in Sussex giving name, residence and value of estate. Article covers year 1715. To be found in magazine Sussex Family Historian. vol. 1. #5, June 1974. pages 115-116. Family History Library Ref. 942.52 B2 su

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Sussex was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. To read more about probate records and see a list of Sussex towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Sussex Probate Records.

Websites

These websites contain information of value for Sussex research:

To view a brief list of additional web sites and/or web pages for Sussex and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.

Getting Help with your Genealogy

Professional Genealogists who specialize in Southeast England Research helps you compare the expertise, credentials, and rates of professional researchers who can help you access these records.