Sussex, England Genealogy

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Sussex is a maritime county located in the south-eastern part of  England.

For other places of the same name, see the Sussex Disambiguation page.

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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.


See the parishes of Sussex.

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.


These websites contain information of value for Sussex research:

Figg and Associated Families of Sussex England and other counties.

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

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