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.

ESRO, WSRO reopening

East Sussex Record Office at the Keep have announced that they plan to re-open on Tuesday 13 April, assuming the government’s ‘road-map’ remains on course. More details here. West Sussex Record Office have also just announced that they will be re-opening on the 13th, for pre-booked appointments only; contact them by email: [email protected]

Further historic volumes available

The Society is pleased to make available a further batch of historic volumes in the Digital Editions series: Volumes 19-22 can be dowloaded here.

New publication

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 101, Sir Stephen Glynne’s Sussex Church Notes, edited by David Parsons. This volume is currently being distributed to members. Further details of the publication are here.

[updated 30 March 2020]