The Sussex Record Society

The Society publishes scholarly editions of records relating to the county of Sussex in the United Kingdom. More than 100 volumes cover the history of Sussex from 1066 to World War I. We publish a hardback volume every year or so, and we have a steadily expanding online publishing programme. Many online records can be consulted and downloaded here. Many older and out-of-print books can be viewed onlineSRS Digital Editions offer free-to-download volumes of additional records, and will progressively publish online editions of the Society’s historic volumes. Copies of books in print can be bought here.

Members receive complimentary copies of all volumes as they are published. More importantly, membership supports the research and publication which underpin many aspects of local, family and social history.

West Sussex Record Office: History in the making

The WSRO Covid-19 Community Archive is still very much live and open to donations. They aim to build an extensive archive of the pandemic by recording people’s experiences, thoughts & feelings through diaries, photographs, videos, etc. Details, and how to contribute, here.

West Sussex High Sheriff publishes his record of the pandemic

Dr Tim Fooks, High Sheriff of West Sussex in 2020-21, was the only medical High Sheriff in the country during the Covid-19 crisis, a year like no other. He had a unique perspective on the effects of the virus, not only for those who caught it but in the community. His account of that year, West Sussex in the Covid-19 Pandemic, based on his regular briefings for the local press, is now available; all proceeds will be donated to the Sussex Crisis Fund. Details here.