The Sussex Record Society

The Society publishes scholarly editions of historical records relating to the county of Sussex in the United Kingdom. To date, we have published nearly 100 volumes covering the history of Sussex from 1066 to World War I. Our primary publication medium remains the individual printed book: we publish a new volume every year or so. However, this is increasingly being supplemented by online publication. Many online records can be consulted and downloaded here. Many older and out-of-print books can be viewed online.  

Members and non-members can purchase copies of the Society’s books in print here.

We welcome new members. Membership of the Society provides tangible benefits in the form of a complimentary copy of each year’s volume. More importantly, it supports the research and publication which underpin many aspects of local, family and social history.

Latest news and details of forthcoming events:

‘Sussex Declaration’ goes to London: For the State Visit to the UK of President Donald Trump, the WSRO copy of the American Declaration of Independence went on display in 10 Downing Street. More details here.