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Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex, by William Berry, published 1830 (xi + 393 pp., London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, Paternoster Row) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7185] & The Keep [LIB/503514] & British Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Kent, by William Berry, published 1830 (xiv + 511 pp., London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, Paternoster Row) accessible at: British Library   View Online

Pedigree of the Lewknor Family, by William Durrant Cooper, F.S.A., published 1850 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 3, article, pp.89-102) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2088] & The Keep [LIB/500222] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Berry's County Genealogies; Sussex 1830, by G. Slade Butler, F.S.A., published 1870 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 22, notes & queries, pp.231-232) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2017] & The Keep [LIB/500240] & S.A.S. library   View Online

The Naldretts of Naldrett, Rudgwick., by Samuel Evershed, published 1872 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 24, notes & queries, pp.288-291) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2109] & The Keep [LIB/500242] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Glimpses of our Ancestors in Sussex: with Sketches of Sussex Characters, Remarkable Incidents, &c., by Charles Fleet, published 1878 (Brighton: W. J. Smith) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8291] & The Keep [LIB/501539] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

Glimpses of our Ancestors in Sussex and Gleanings in East & West Sussex, by Charles Fleet, published 1882 (300 pp., Lewes: Farncombe & Co.) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 5585] & The Keep [LIB/503525] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

Huguenot Refugee Families in Sussex, by Henry Wagner, published 1882 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 32, notes & queries, p.215) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2117] & The Keep [LIB/500250] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Glimpses of our Ancestors in Sussex and Gleanings in East & West Sussex, by Charles Fleet, published 1883 (second series, 306 pp., Lewes: Farncombe & Co.) accessible at: & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

Genealogical Memoranda relating to the Family of White, of Horsham, Steyning, Shipley, and Cowfold, Co Sussex, of Mitcham, Croydon and Reigate, Co Surrey, and of London, with Pedigree, by Robert Garraway Rice, published 1886 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 34, article, pp.127-166) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2119] & The Keep [LIB/500252] & S.A.S. library   View Online

The Fitzalan Pedigree, by Hamilton Hall, published 1890 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 37, notes & queries, pp.183-185) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2122] & The Keep [LIB/500255] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Pedigree and Genealogical Memoranda Relating to the Family of Pellatt, of Steyning, etc, by Maberly Phillips, published 1892 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 38, article, pp.99-128) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2123] & The Keep [LIB/500256] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Pedigree and Genealogical Memoranda Relating to the Family of Pellatt, of Steyning, etc, concluded, by Maberly Phillips, published 1894 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 39, article, pp.55-93) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2124] & The Keep [LIB/500257] & S.A.S. library   View Online

The 'Hersey' Pedigree, by J. S. [John Sawyer], published 1894 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 39, notes & queries, p.216) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2124] & The Keep [LIB/500257] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Butler Family, by J. H. Round, published 1899 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 42, notes & queries, p.249) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2127] & The Keep [LIB/500260] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Pedigree of Hoo, by Hamilton Hall, F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S., published 1902 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 45, article, pp.186-197) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2130] & The Keep [LIB/500263] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Sir Thomas Bowyer, Bart., MP for Bramber, and his Family, by John Patching, published 1902 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 45, notes & queries, pp.209-211) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2130] & The Keep [LIB/500263] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Sussex Entries in London Parish Registers , by W. H. Challen, published November 1928 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. II no. 4, article, pp.112-114) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8951] & The Keep [LIB/500204] & S.A.S. library

Dallaway's Pedigrees [Peckham] (ref. S.N.Q. vi, 138), by W. D. Peckham, published May 1937 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. VI no. 6, reply, pp.190-191) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12537][Lib 8863][Lib 8224] & The Keep [LIB/500208] & S.A.S. library

Halsted Family in Lewes Registers, by A. H. Bryant, published August 1940 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. VIII no. 3, query, p.86) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8865][Lib 2207] & The Keep [LIB/500210] & S.A.S. library

Halsted Family in Lewes Registers, by W. H. G. [W. H. Godfrey], published August 1940 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. VIII no. 3, reply, p.88) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8865][Lib 2207] & The Keep [LIB/500210] & S.A.S. library

Gumbleton, by W. H. Challen, published May 1963 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XVI no. 1, note, pp.27-28) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8234] & The Keep [LIB/500218] & S.A.S. library

Problems in Identity - Lindfield Bastards, published March 1976 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 2 no. 4, article, pp.125-129) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7966] & The Keep [LIB/501254] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Love, Justice & Other Forenames, by Stephen Porter, published September 1976 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 2 no. 6, article, pp.197-199) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7966] & The Keep [LIB/501254] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Your (Ancestors') Lives in Their Hands, by Francis Leeson, published March 1977 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 2 no. 8, article, pp.285-288) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7966] & The Keep [LIB/501254] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Poll Books & Their Use, by Robert Collingham, published June 1977 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 3 no. 1, article, pp.22-23) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7967] & The Keep [LIB/501255] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Marriage Mobility in Brighton's Hinterland, 1661-1750, by E. Underwood and J. H. Farrant, published September 1977 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 3 no. 2, article, pp.32-37) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7967] & The Keep [LIB/501255] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Noblemen & Gentry in Sussex in 1595, by John Farrant, published December 1977 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 3 no. 3, article, pp.69-72) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7967] & The Keep [LIB/501255] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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A list of noblemen and gentry giving name and residence taken from the Description of Sussex completed in 1595 by John Norden, surveyor, topographer and devotional writer. Article covers the years 1594 - 1599.

Genealogists Guide to the West Sussex Record Office, by Peter M. Wilkinson, published 1979 (1st edition, 109 pp., Chichester: West Sussex County Council) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7326] & West Sussex Libraries

The Value of Church Court Deposition Books as a Historical Source, by Brian Phillips, published September 1980 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 2 no. 2, article, pp.65-71) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8671] & The Keep [LIB/501188] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

Parish Registers: a reliable source for the genealogist and family historian?, by Michael J. Burchall, published September 1981 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 3 no. 2, article, pp.45-49) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8892] & The Keep [LIB/501189] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

Parish Registers: a reliable source for the genealogist and family historian? - 2, by Michael J. Burchall, published December 1981 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 3 no. 3, article, pp.95-100) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8892] & The Keep [LIB/501189] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

Sussex Sources in London, by Brian Harwood, published December 1982 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 4 no. 3, article, pp.113-115) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8893] & The Keep [LIB/501190] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

The geography of local migration and marriage in Sussex 1500-1900, by Brian Short, published 1983 (21 pp., Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sussex) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Genealogists Guide to the West Sussex Record Office, by Peter M. Wilkinson, published 1983 (2nd edition, 123 pp., Chichester: West Sussex County Council) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Allegations for Marriage Licences 1666-1679: Sussex Parties, by Margaret Hudson, published March 1983 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 5 no. 5, article, pp.144-149) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9174] & The Keep [LIB/501257] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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List of marriage allegations giving name, age, marital status groom's occupation, name of consenting person if under age, residence and possible places of marriages. Includes an index.

Parish Registers for Beginners - & Others, by Phyl & Stan Excell, published September 1983 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 5 no. 7, article, pp.211-216) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9174] & The Keep [LIB/501257] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

International Genealogical Index for Sussex, by Frank Leeson, published September 1983 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 5 no. 7, article, pp.224-228) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9174] & The Keep [LIB/501257] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Missing Marriages - IGI versus SMI, by Frank Leeson, published December 1983 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 5 no. 8, article, pp.251-254) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9174] & The Keep [LIB/501257] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The Irish 'Advertures' of Some Sussex People, published December 1983 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 5 no. 3, article, pp.107-108) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9173] & The Keep [LIB/501191] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

Sailor in the Family? - How to trace him, by A. F. Williamson, published March 1984 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 1, article, pp.4-6) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Biographical Sources among East Sussex Parish Records, by C. R. Davey, published March 1984 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 1, article, pp.8-11) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The 'Annus Mirablilis' in Sussex (Marriage Licence Allegations Sep 1822-Mar 1823) Part I, by Frank Leeson, published March 1984 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 1, article, pp.28-29) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Biographical Sources among Chichester Diocesan Records, by Ian Mason, B.A., D.A.A., published June 1984 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 2, article, pp.48-52) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The 'Annus Mirablilis' in Sussex (Marriage Licence Allegations Sep 1822-Mar 1823) Part II, by Frank Leeson, published June 1984 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 2, article, pp.64-65) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Old Silver: A Sidelight on Family History, by Neil Caplan, published June 1984 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 1, article, pp.35-36) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [MP 6277] & The Keep [LIB/501192] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.

Biographical Sources among Chichester Diocesan Records - Part II, by Ian Mason, B.A., D.A.A., published September 1984 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 3, article, pp.86-90) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The 'Annus Mirablilis' in Sussex (Marriage Licence Allegations Sep 1822-Mar 1823) Part III, by Frank Leeson, published September 1984 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 3, article, pp.106-107) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Unpublished West Sussex Marriage Licences, by Frank Leeson, published December 1984 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 4, article, p.144) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Computers - how can they help?, by Alan Stoner, published March 1985 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 5, article, pp.164-167) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The 'Annus Mirablilis' in Sussex (Marriage Licence Allegations Sep 1822-Mar 1823) Part IV, by Frank Leeson, published March 1985 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 5, article, pp.186-188) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Analysing Christian Names, by Brian Phillips, published June 1985 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 6, article, pp.212-216) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Analysing Christian Names, by Neil Caplan, published September 1985 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 7, article, pp.253-254) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Christian Names in a Surrey/Sussex Family, by R. A. Lever, published September 1985 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 6 no. 7, article, pp.271-272) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9788] & The Keep [LIB/501258] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Peine Forte et Dure, by Stanley Excell, published December 1986 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 7 no. 3, article, pp.95-96) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10461] & The Keep [LIB/501259] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Recording Dates, by P. B. Evershed, published June 1987 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 7 no. 5, article, pp.176-177) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10461] & The Keep [LIB/501259] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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The Act of Parliament of 1751 entitled 'An Act substituting the Gregorian for the Julian Calendar'

Sussex Genealogy, by Frank Leeson, published June 1987 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 7 no. 5, article, pp.185-192) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10461] & The Keep [LIB/501259] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Perils of a Family Historian, by Stanley Excell, published December 1987 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 7 no. 7, article, pp.287-289) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10461] & The Keep [LIB/501259] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

East Sussex Sentences of Transportation at Quarter Sessions 1790 - 1854, edited by Roger Davey, published 1988 (v + 37 pp., Friends of the East Sussex Record Office) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503670] & East Sussex Libraries

Generations, by R. N. Towner, published March 1988 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 8 no. 1, article, pp.30-31) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10736] & The Keep [LIB/501260] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Why record a 1279 traffic accident, by Victor Gladwish, published March 1988 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 8 no. 1, article, pp.32-35) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10736] & The Keep [LIB/501260] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Sussex Believers: Baptist Marriage in the 17th and 18th Centuries, by John Caffyn, published May 1988 (319 pp., Churchman Publishing Ltd., ISBN-10: 1850930600 & ISBN-13: 9781850930600) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9976] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

A Surfeit of Marriages, by Chris Searle, published June 1988 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 8 no. 2, article, pp.83-84) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10736] & The Keep [LIB/501260] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The Surnames of Sussex, by Richard McKinley, published October 1988 (483 pp., Leopard's Head Press Ltd., ISBN-10: 0904920143 & ISBN-13: 9780904920147) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506766][Lib/500146] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Across the Border, by P. B. Evershed, published December 1988 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 8 no. 4, article, pp.147-148) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10736] & The Keep [LIB/501260] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The French Revolution and Genealogy, by Vincent Tickner, published June 1990 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 9 no. 2, article, pp.54-56) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11999] & The Keep [LIB/501261] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

A Childhood at North Mill, by Phyllis Catt, published July 1990 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 2 Number 4, article, pp.15-17, Summer 1990) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15967]
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Childhood experiences in Midhurst in the early 1900s. Includes vivid accounts of life at North Mill; Roynons, the stationers; Hendersons the drapers; polo matches.

Ancestral Immobility, by Don Burgess, published September 1990 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 9 no. 3, article, pp.103-104) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11999] & The Keep [LIB/501261] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

A Chat with Mr Tribe, by J-D [ Mrs D.V.F. Johnson-Davies ?], published July 1991 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 3 Number 4, article, pp.30-36, Summer 1991) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15967]
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Charles Tribe of Midhurst (born 1899) looks back at life in the town during the early and mid 1900s.

A Wry Look at Family History, by Malcolm Soane, published September 1991 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 9 no. 7, article, pp.272-273) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11999] & The Keep [LIB/501261] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Is This the End of Garden Rakes, by John Tunstill, published December 1991 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 9 no. 8, article, pp.285-289) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11999] & The Keep [LIB/501261] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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An alternative way of presenting family history

Eastbourne marriages: St Mary's parish church, Eastbourne 1754-1837, published 1993 (84 pp., Eastbourne: PEN, ISBN-13: 9781871384307) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries

Over the Hills and Far Away, by Don Burgess, published March 1993 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 10 no. 5, article, pp.181-183) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14877] & The Keep [LIB/501262] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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Family History: The Oral Tradition, Family Mementos, Newspapers Articles and Census Returns

Clandestine Marriages, by Mrs. Mary Hume, published March 1994 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 11 no. 1, article, pp.33-34) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14878] & The Keep [LIB/501263] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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Hardwicke's Marriage Act of 1753

So Sweet as the Phlox is, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published April 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 6 Number 3, article, pp.28-34, Spring 1994) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15968]
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Extracts from the diary of Florence Rapley which describes rural life in Petworth and the surrounding villages in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Manorial Records for Family History, by Mary Ellis, published September 1994 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 11 no. 3, article, pp.83-91) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14878] & The Keep [LIB/501263] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

In the Beginning, by Stephen Warden, published September 1995 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 11 no. 7, article, p.254) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14878] & The Keep [LIB/501263] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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Reflections of the first 22 years of the Sussex Family Historian

About Mr Tatchell., by John Ainsworth, published December 1995 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 2, article, pp.12-12, Winter 1995) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15968]
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Extract from West Sussex Gazette of June 1915, praising the 'public spiritedness' of Rev F. Tatchell.

A Victorian Letter to Woolbeding, published December 1995 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 2, article, pp.22-26, Winter 1995) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15968]
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Handwritten letter, with many drawings instead of words, dated 1882 from S? Ogilvy of Dundee, to Lady Lanerton of Woolbeding.

The Family History Dimension, by Elizabeth de Bourbel, published March 1996 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 12 no. 1, article, pp.11-12) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14879] & The Keep [LIB/501165] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Mr Tatchell in Trouble and More about Mr Tatchell, by John Ainsworth, published April 1996 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 3, article, pp.22-23, Spring 1996) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15968]
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Complaints against the eccentric Rev Tatchell (1917) and reports of his generosity towards local people in Midhurst and beyond.

Mr Henley's Telegraph., published July 1996 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 4, article, pp.31-34, Summer 1996) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15968]
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Early life of the Victorian inventor and businessman, William Thomas Henley, baptised 1814. At school and served apprenticeship in Midhurst, then left for London around 1830.

An Introduction to the Sussex Pedigrees Index, by Ian Hilder, published September 1996 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 12 no. 3, article, pp.109-111) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14879] & The Keep [LIB/508810] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Allan Naldrett, Gamekeeper, published October 1996 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 9 Number 1, article, pp.13-13, Autumn 1996) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15969]
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Brief history of Alan Naldrett,born 1844, gamekeeper on the Woolbeding Estate for over 70 years.

Family History in West Sussex , by Caroline Adams and Martin Hayes, published April 1997 (Local History Mini-Guide to Sources, No. 6, pamphlet, Chichester: West Sussex County Council, ISBN-10: 0862603935 & ISBN-13: 9780862603939) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

The Early History of the Sussex Family History Group, by Frank Leeson, published March 1998 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 13 no. 1, article, pp.13-14) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14880] & The Keep [LIB/508816] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Mediaeval Family history, by P. B. Evershed, published March 1998 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 13 no. 1, article, pp.23-24) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14880] & The Keep [LIB/508816] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Mediaeval Family history, by P. B. Evershed, published June 1998 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 13 no. 2, article, p.42) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14880] & The Keep [LIB/508817] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Some problems in indexing marriages, etc., by Don Burgess, published June 1998 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 13 no. 2, article, pp.48-49) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14880] & The Keep [LIB/508817] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Francis Montier Mercer, by A E Marshall, published July 1998 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 10 Number 4, article, pp.26-30, Summer 1998) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15969]
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Brief history of the Mercer family who lived in Midhurst in the 1800s. Francis Montier Mercer was the chairman of the committee responsible for organising the festivities for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in Easebourne and South Amersham. Portrait and festival programme included.

The Miller of Highdown, by Sally White, published October 1998 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 1, article, pp.11-13, Autumn 1998) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15969]
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The strange tale of John Oliver (1709-1793) of Highdown near Worthing: miller, poet, inventor - and maker of eccentric arrangements for his own funeral!

Mediaeval Family History: Early Knightly Families of Sussex (1200-1440), by Charlotte Smith, published December 1998 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 13 no. 4, article, p.128) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14880] & The Keep [LIB/508819] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Family History in West Sussex , by Caroline Adams and Martin Hayes, published 1999 (Local History Mini-Guide to Sources, No. 6, pamphlet, 2nd edition, 16 pp., Chichester: West Sussex County Council, ISBN-10: 0862604443 & ISBN-13: 9780862604448) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Travellers at Furnace, by M. J. Leppard, published June 1999 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 13 no. 6, article, p.207) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14880] & The Keep [LIB/508821] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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The recording of travellers in parish registers in the 17th century

Death Certificates - Useful or Not?, by Mary Hallett, published September 2000 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 14 no. 3, article, pp.89-90) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14881] & The Keep [LIB/508823] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Parish Chest Papers, by Mrs. Rose Chitty, published September 2000 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 14 no. 3, article, pp.91-92) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14881] & The Keep [LIB/508823] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The Pallot Marriage Index, by S. J. Bulson, published December 2000 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 14 no. 4, article, pp.131-132) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14881] & The Keep [LIB/508823] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Surrey and Sussex Occupations, by Stuart A. Raymond, published 2001 (the genealogists library guide 5, 48 pp., Federation of Family History Societies (Publications), ISBN-10: 1860061451 & ISBN-13: 9781860061455) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503646] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Surrey and Sussex Family Histories and Pedigrees, by Stuart A. Raymond, published 2001 (the genealogists library guide 6, 48 pp., Federation of Family History Societies (Publications), ISBN-10: 186006146X & ISBN-13: 9781860061462) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503647] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Information Sources for Surrey and Sussex Genealogists, by Stuart A. Raymond, published 2002 (the genealogists library guide 1, 48 pp., Federation of Family History Societies (Publications), ISBN-10: 1860061567 & ISBN-13: 9781860061561) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503642] & West Sussex Libraries

Surrey and Sussex Lists of Names, by Stuart A. Raymond, published 2002 (the genealogists library guide 3, 48 pp., Federation of Family History Societies (Publications), ISBN-10: 1860061559 & ISBN-13: 9781860061554) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503644] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Administrative records for Surrey and Sussex genealogists: Government, ecclesiastical, estate, by Stuart A. Raymond, published 2002 (the genealogists library guide 4, 88 pp., Federation of Family History Societies (Publications), ISBN-13: 9781860061530) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/503645] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Genealogists Guide to the West Sussex Record Office, by Peter M. Wilkinson, published 2002 (4th edition, 78 pp., Chichester: West Sussex County Council, ISBN-10: 0862604974 & ISBN-13: 9780862604974) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14732] & The Keep [LIB/501917][Lib/504644] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Please don't blame the transcriber, by Roy Daughtree, published June 2002 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 15 no. 2, article, pp.78-79) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15249] & The Keep [LIB/508827] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

A wider ancestry, by Don Burgess, published March 2003 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 15 no. 5, article, pp.208-209) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15249] & The Keep [LIB/508827] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Thirty not out, published June 2003 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 15 no. 6, article, p.243) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15249] & The Keep [LIB/508827] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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Thirty years of Sussex Family Historian

War Memorials on the Web: Part 1. Southern England, the Marches and Wales, by Stuart A. Raymond, published 31 December 2003 (46 pp., Federation of Family History Societies (Publications), ISBN-10: 1860061737 & ISBN-13: 9781860061738) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries

The Generation Grid, by Frank Leeson, published December 2003 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 15 no. 8, article, p.378) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15249] & The Keep [LIB/508827] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

Family History in West Sussex , by Caroline Adams, Martin Hayes, Timothy McCann and Sue Millard, published 2004 (Local History Mini-Guide to Sources, No. 6, pamphlet, 3rd edition, Chichester: West Sussex County Council, ISBN-10: 0862605423 & ISBN-13: 9780862605421) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15215][Lib 15216][Lib 15217] & West Sussex Libraries

Parish registers under threat, by Richard Collins, published September 2004 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 16 no. 3, article, pp.124-126) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508836] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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An article published in the Gentleman's Magazine in March 1878 by John Amphlett

Births, Marriages and Deaths on the Web: Part 1. Southern England, the Marches and Wales, by Stuart A. Raymond, published 2005 (127 pp., Federation of Family History Societies (Publications), ISBN-10: 1860061893 & ISBN-13: 9781860061899)

Treasures from the past, by Edmund King, published June 2006 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 17 no. 2, article, pp.68-71) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508986] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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The History of the British Library Newspaper Collections

The DOVE report, by Richard Ratcliffe, published December 2006 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 17 no. 4, article, pp.168-169) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508988] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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The background to Digitisation of Vital Events

The grim reaper: what the Burials Index reveals, by Don Burgess, published December 2006 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 17 no. 4, article, pp.196-199) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508988] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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Analysis of the Sussex Burials Index relating to the plague and to smallpox

Who are You?: Family History Resources in West Sussex Record Office, by Caroline Adams, published 2007 (115 pp., Chichester: West Sussex County Council, ISBN-10: 0862605792 & ISBN-13: 9780862605797) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

People of the British Isles: A National Genetics Study, by Dr. Bruce Winney, published March 2007 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 17 no. 5, article, p.207) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508989] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

The grim reaper: what the Burials Index reveals (2), by Don Burgess, published March 2007 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 17 no. 5, article, pp.232-236) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508989] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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Analysis of the Sussex Burials Index relating to infant mortality, childhood infections and consumption

Another source, by Dominic Harper, published June 2007 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 17 no. 6, article, pp.290-291) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508990] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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The use of Books of Reference associated with plans to build railways

The Keep: a new future for the past, by Wendy Walker, published December 2007 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 17 no. 8, article, p.366) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508992] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.

National Memorial Card Index, by Philip Jones, published December 2008 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 18 no. 4, article, pp.208-210) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508971] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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Memorial cards were originally a product of the Victorian celebration of death. They were usually supplied by the undertaker on behalf of the bereaved. Some were sent to relatives and friends in black edged envelopes as notification of the death, as invitations to the funeral, or simply in remembrance of the deceased. The peak of memorial card 'popularity' was probably in the 1870s and 1880s.
The cards were printed in black or silver on white or beige cards. Some took the form of a single black-edged card measuring about 11.5cm by 7.5cm with a blank space left in the centre for the appropriate details to be entered by the printer. These usually included the name and age of the deceased, date of death, and date and place of burial. Sometimes other useful information was included, such as date of birth, name of spouse or parents, address of the deceased, cause of death and grave number in a municipal cemetery. Other memorial cards were double, with the details of the deceased printed inside on the right and a religious text or verse on the left.
The National Memorial Card Index was begun in 1990 and now contains over 6,000 cards, covering the period from 1842 to 1994, and most English plus some Welsh counties.

Sussex Genealogical Centre 1979-1986, compiled by Michael Burchall, published 2009 by Parish Register Transcription Society (Ref: SXGS, CD-ROM) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/504796]
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including facsimiles of over 1600 typed pages of the 27 editions of The Sussex Genealogist and Local Historian, 10 Occasional Papers, and the 1986 Family History Annual. Compiled by Michael Burchall.

The Home Front 1939-45: A Guide for Family Historians, by Stuart A. Raymond, published 3 September 2012 (64 pp., Federation of Family History Societies (Publications), ISBN-10: 1906280371 & ISBN-13: 9781906280376)
Review by Rose Orr in Sussex Family Historian vol. 21 no. 3, September 2014:
This is a reasonable guide book providing website addresses on different aspects of the war in England. There are 19 subject headings covering topics such as evacuees, munition workers, medal cards and firearms. Interspersed are some recommended books for further information. Good for beginners

Hoops & Signals: The Story of a Sussex Great Grandfather, by John Ireland, published 11 January 2013 (70 pp., Country Books, ISBN-10: 1906789797 & ISBN-13: 9781906789794) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
Review by John Wickens in Sussex Family Historian vol. 21 no. 2, June 2014:
Thomas Ireland lived in the village of Balcombe all his life. From the age of 11 he was a barrel hoop maker before joining the LBSCR in 1852 as a tunnelman, subsequently being made a signalman. Largely self-taught he kept journals or diaries from the 1860s to the 1890s and it is these that provide the source of much of the information for this book. Subject matters cover his two jobs, current affairs, recipes, gardening, remedies and strong views on religion (anti-popery). Also included are photos and local postcards together with a family tree to 1747 and notes on the origins of the surname. A worthwhile contributions to the county's rich historical heritage.

The Sussex People Index, by Judy Excell, published June 2014 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 21 no. 2, article, pp.61-63) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/508981]
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When I mention the Sussex People Index I am often asked: "What is the Sussex People Index?" This is actually a tricky question to answer and I usually start by saying what it does not contain, namely: baptisms, burials, census, and pre 1837 marriages, these being catered for elsewhere.
The Sussex People Index started as references to names occurring in Sussex found by Frank Leeson and his team of Marriage Indexers. When the Sussex Marriage Index was published I offered to take over the remaining slips and many volunteers made database entries for me. It now has approximately 137,400 entries referring to about 242,000 people for at least 12,450 surnames and 7,700 locations (property names, hamlets).
The sources vary considerably; there are names from various Sussex Record Society volumes, East Sussex Parish Apprenticeships 1575-1844, Bankrupts 1731-1789 from the Gentleman's Magazine, names from Michael Burchall's Sussex Genealogist and Local Historian, from various books, from newspapers, information from BMD certificates as sent in by various people, some pedlars' certificates/licences for East Sussex. A major source is Wills, as provided by Rosie Ansell ([email protected]); the names in SPI are not just of the testators but legatees, witnesses, tenants and anyone else mentioned.

A Growing Resource, by Rosie Ansell, published September 2014 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 21 no. 3, article, pp.140-141) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/508853]
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It is now approaching ten years since Joan Goddard asked me if I would be interested in setting up a Wills Depository for Sussex as she had been sent a number of will transcriptions and did not know what to do with them. My first appeal for members to send me transcriptions of wills of their Sussex Ancestors appeared in the Historian in March 2005 and met with an immediate response. The first CD of nearly 300 wills was sent to the SFHG library that June.
You may have noticed that there has been a recent update to the wills listed on the website as another 470 wills have been added in the 9 months to the end of May. We now have nearly 4,500 wills, over 400 Admons and over 400 abstracts listed and we have recently started collecting inventories. Copies of transcripts received are put in the library and all names from wills (testators, beneficiaries, executors and witnesses) are added to the Sussex People Index and so can be found in the SFHG Data Archive on the website. If you are interested in a particular parish wills are sorted by place on the website as well.

The Sussex Family Historian - The First 40 Years, by Roy Winchester, published March 2015 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 21 no. 5, article, pp.234-235) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508855]
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In 2013 not only did the Sussex Family History Group celebrate its fortieth anniversary but also, with the December edition of the Sussex Family Historian, our journal completed 40 years of publication: 20 volumes and 160 editions. Quite an achievement, I think. This seemed an ideal opportunity to update our searchable compilation of the Journal and create the 3rd Edition. SFHG member Dave Lee recently took on the task of scanning and indexing the pages of the journal and later, after a bit of arm twisting, also agreed to take on the task of programming. Dave realised the search results included duplicate entries when the same name appeared several times on a page. These multiple entries have been removed to help make the search results more meaningful (a substantial task).There are now over 65,000 names in the index, 5,560 articles on 7300 pages. 'Eagle eyed' readers may notice a reduction in the number of names from our previous version, however this is due to the removal of duplicates as now the names from another 24 issues have been included. Also added is the option to show or hide the names of associated places when a name search is undertaken.

Two Family History Giants Metamorphosing, by Joe Bysh, published September 2015 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 21 no. 7, article, pp.334-336) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/508953]
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This has been a busy summer for Pete Steward and the small team at Parish Register Transcription Society. They have now finished their indexed transcriptions of all parish registers of all West Sussex pre-1837 parishes up to the beginning of the twentieth century and in some cases beyond. West Chiltington (No.186) was followed by Southwick (187), Fernhurst (188), Lindfield (189) and Littlehampton (190). Lyminster (191) was next to which was added the neighbouring parish of Warningcamp, followed by Slaugham (192). Kingston Gorse has been added to East Preston (61). The latest to arrive are Bury (Vol.193 after acquiring copyright permission vested in West Sussex Record Office), Washington (194) and Thakeham (195) to complete West Sussex.

The Sussex Baptism Index, by Brian Cutler, published March 2016 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 22 no. 1, article, pp.3-4) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/509161]
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One of the important contributions that family history societies are making in the world of genealogical research is the systematic transcription and indexing of early vital records. Exploring original records is fun and rewarding if you have a good idea of where your ancestors came from but sooner or later every family historian needs to find out about an ancestor for whom they have little clue where to look. Indexes, such as the SFHG Marriage, Burial or Baptism Indexes or the more recent Sussex People and Will Indexes, can help to point the researcher in the right direction.
The Sussex Baptism Index was started by my predecessor, the late John Lee, in 1998 and has now grown to have over 1.6M entries. The aim is to capture all the surviving baptismal and other birth related records for the whole of Sussex from 1537 to 1900. It is the work of over 150 volunteers, both members of the group and of the Parish Register Transcription Society, who over the years have inputted data from existing transcripts and transcribed from original documents.

SFHG My Tree, by Brian Eaton, published March 2016 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 22 no. 1, article, pp.9-10) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/509161]
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Submitting Your Family History To The SFHG
I thought that I had better introduce myself to you all. Following Mick's request in the last issue of SFH I volunteered to take on the role of the SFHG family tree co-ordinator. Although I started my working life as a research and development engineer I spent the last fifteen to twenty years of my working life in IT, part of my responsibility being IT security. I have been researching my own and my wife's family history for about 20 years and built up a considerable amount of information about my ancestors and their siblings and it goes back into the seventeenth century. The future of my research does worry me, possibly my son, who is interested in history, is likely to want to keep the information I have which includes a lot of family photographs. This has made me think about the long term future of many people's research which is why I took on this role.

Sussex Burial Index, by Andrew Barnes, published March 2016 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 22 no. 1, article, p.17) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/509161]
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The Sussex Burials Index is an index of burials that have taken place in the parish church and Non-Conformist burial grounds of Sussex over the period 1538 - 1900 (inclusive). It currently has more than 900,000 entries. Searches of the index can be carried out by SFHG members through the Tombstones and Burials Index page on the SFHG website, and there is also a copy of the index in the SFHG Family Research History Centre and Library at the Keep.

The Tombstones Project, by Christine Payne, published March 2016 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 22 no. 1, article, p.20) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/509161]
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The Tombstones Project has been slowing down and we could use volunteers to do some leg work. In the past the transcribing took lots of people and lots of work but the advent of the digital camera has changed all that.

Why Y-DNA?, by Jacqueline Bell, published March 2016 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 22 no. 1, article, pp.32-33) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/509161]
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If DNA testing works for a Plantagenet king, then it could work for you too. Although it was mitochondrial DNA that finally proved decisive in Richard III's case, while for me, it is my father's Y-DNA test results that have prompted me to write this article.
The DEWDNEY (and its main variant, DUDNEY) surname is an extremely unusual one. The last estimate I found stated there were fewer than 500 on the UK electoral roll, and there are more in the UK than elsewhere.