Sussex Genealogy

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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'''.  
 
}} '''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.  
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The county of Sussex is named for the South Saxons, in Old English, sūth + Seaxe. The expression '''Suth Seaxe''' is first recorded in the late 9th century. In the Domesday Book (1086) it is '''Sudsexe'''.<ref>"Sussex" in A. D. Mills, ''A Dictionary of British Place Names'', (2011, Oxford University Press; ISBN-13: 9780199609086) published to Oxford Reference 2011-2012 eISBN: 9780191739446. Accessed 23 July 2013.</ref>
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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.  
  
 
=== Featured Content  ===
 
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=== Research Tools  ===
 
=== Research Tools  ===
  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/sussexenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Sussex]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/sussexenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Sussex]  
* [http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/SSX/ GenUKI: Sussex]  
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*[http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/SSX/ GenUKI: Sussex]  
* [http://www.sfhg.org.uk/ Sussex Family History Group (SFHG)]  
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*[http://www.sfhg.org.uk/ Sussex Family History Group (SFHG)]  
* [http://www.sussex-opc.org/ Sussex Online Parish Clerks (Sussex OPC)]  
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*[http://www.sussex-opc.org/ Sussex Online Parish Clerks (Sussex OPC)]  
* [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.rootsweb.com/~engssx/index.htm GenWeb: Sussex pages of the British Isles GenWeb]&nbsp;part of the World GenWeb Projects  
* [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.theweald.org/ The Weald]&nbsp;The history, genealogy and topography of the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex  
* [http://www.sussexrecordsociety.org.uk Sussex Records Society (SRS)]  
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*[http://www.sussexrecordsociety.org.uk Sussex Records Society (SRS)]
  
 
===== Mailing lists and Message Boards  =====
 
===== Mailing lists and Message Boards  =====
  
* [http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/ENG/SUSSEX-PLUS.html Sussex+ RootsWeb Mailing List]  
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/ENG/SUSSEX-PLUS.html Sussex+ RootsWeb Mailing List]  
* [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search?aop&path=sussex-plus Sussex+ RootsWeb Mailing List Searchable Archives]  
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*[http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search?aop&path=sussex-plus Sussex+ RootsWeb Mailing List Searchable Archives]  
* [http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.england.ssx.general/mb.ashx Sussex RootsWeb Message Board]  
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.england.ssx.general/mb.ashx Sussex RootsWeb Message Board]  
* [http://genforum.genealogy.com/englandcountry/sussex/ GenForum Message Board for Sussex]  
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/englandcountry/sussex/ GenForum Message Board for Sussex]  
* [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,37.0.html RootsChat Sussex Forum]  
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,37.0.html RootsChat Sussex Forum]  
* [http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=139 British Genealogy Sussex Forum]
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*[http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=139 British Genealogy Sussex Forum]
  
 
=== East Sussex  ===
 
=== East Sussex  ===
  
* [http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/localandfamilyhistory/default.htm East Sussex Records Office (ESRO)]  
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*[http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/localandfamilyhistory/default.htm East Sussex Records Office (ESRO)]
  
 
=== West Sussex  ===
 
=== West Sussex  ===
  
* [http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/libraries-and-archives/record-office/ West Sussex Records Office (WSRO)]  
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*[http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/libraries-and-archives/record-office/ West Sussex Records Office (WSRO)]  
* [http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/ West Sussex Past Photographs] Over 5000 images from the 1640s to the present
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*[http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures/ West Sussex Past Photographs] Over 5000 images from the 1640s to the present
  
 
=== Jurisdictions  ===
 
=== Jurisdictions  ===
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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]]  
 
See the [[Sussex Parishes|parishes]] of Sussex. Also see [[East Sussex Parishes|Parishes of East Sussex]] and [[West Sussex Parishes|Parishes of West Sussex]]  
  
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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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  
  
 
==== Probate Jurisdictions  ====
 
==== Probate Jurisdictions  ====
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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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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.sussexrecordsociety.org/plhome.asp?an=&ap http://www.sussexrecordsociety.org/plhome.asp?an=&amp;ap] - Sussex poor Law records, settlements and removels  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://www.sussex-opc.org/ http://www.sussex-opc.org/]- [[Sussex Online Parish Clerks]]  
 
*[http://www.sussex-opc.org/ http://www.sussex-opc.org/]- [[Sussex Online Parish Clerks]]  
*[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://groups.yahoo.com/group/Burtenshaw/?yguid=138587594 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Burtenshaw/?yguid=138587594] - Burtenshaw family of or from Sussex  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/eng-ssx.htm Cyndi's List for Sussex] lots of useful links here
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/eng-ssx.htm Cyndi's List for Sussex] lots of useful links here
  
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].
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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].  
  
 
=== Getting Help with your Genealogy  ===
 
=== Getting Help with your Genealogy  ===
  
[[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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[[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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Revision as of 12:06, 23 July 2013

For other uses, see Sussex Genealogy (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 county of Sussex is named for the South Saxons, in Old English, sūth + Seaxe. The expression Suth Seaxe is first recorded in the late 9th century. In the Domesday Book (1086) it is Sudsexe.[1]

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.

References

  1. "Sussex" in A. D. Mills, A Dictionary of British Place Names, (2011, Oxford University Press; ISBN-13: 9780199609086) published to Oxford Reference 2011-2012 eISBN: 9780191739446. Accessed 23 July 2013.