The Sussex Family History Group was founded in 1972. It has about four thousand members in Sussex, the rest of the UK, and around the world. There are seven meeting centres in the County at Brighton & Hove, Crawley, Bognor Regis & West Meads, Horsham, Uckfield, Worthing and Chichester; if you live in Sussex you are likely to find one fairly near to you.
A quarterly journal, The Sussex Family Historian, is posted to all members as part of their annual subscription. This journal is typically a sixty page A5 document full of articles and information about Sussex. There is also a quarterly e-newsletter, SussexLink, distributed via email and on the website. The Group has its own Family History Library at St. Michael’s Church House, Lewes, which is open at specific times each week to members.
The SFHG has designed and built databases of Sussex Information, Monumental Inscriptions, Marriage Indexes, Census Returns, Parish Records (baptisms, marriages, and burials), strays, members interests, Wills, members own family research and other genealogical information as it becomes available and effort permits. Much of this data is gradually being placed online in our Data Archive, with free access to members.