Do you have Sussex ancestors? Do you want to discover more about your Sussex family history? Records relating to Sussex are split between West Sussex Record Office in Chichester and East Sussex Record Office in Falmer. An experienced freelance genealogist, established 2005, I offer reliable and efficient research at West Sussex Record Office. Please contact me for a free initial assessment of your enquiry.
Please provide all relevant details in your e-mail or use the enquiry form. For a free initial assessment, please use the enquiry form or summarise your enquiry in an e-mail accompanied by no more than 3 attachments. I regret I can't offer a free initial assessment if I'm asked to visit your published website to locate information. A £30.00 enquiry assessment fee will be charged to assess complex enquiries with more than 3 attachments. This fee would be deducted from the first search should you decide to go ahead with a suggested search.
West Sussex parish registers: I can search parish registers held at West Sussex Record Office, Orchard Street, Chichester. If the register is retained at the church or deposited elsewhere - or if the parish is in East Sussex - the Bishop's Transcripts (BTs) for the parish of interest can be searched instead, providing the BT for the year required is available at West Sussex Record Office. (A Bishop's Transcript is an annual summary of baptisms, marriages and burials sent each year from each parish to the Bishop. West Sussex Record Office holds surviving BTs for the entire County of Sussex. Original BTs cannot be copied.)
I can obtain a printout of any relevant entry found in a West Sussex parish register which has been microfilmed. If the register is an original volume, a full transcription will be provided.
I can obtain a printout of any relevant entry found in a Bishop's Transcript which has been microfilmed. If the Bishop's Transcript is an original document, a full transcription will be provided.
Printouts can be scanned and forwarded by e-mail to avoid postal charges.
My fee for research at West Sussex Record Office is £24.00 per hour (minimum 1 hour). I do not charge extra for travel time or expenses. Neither do I charge for the time spent typing your report. The only additional charges would be for copies (and postage, if required):
For copies which I am able to obtain self-service = £0.80 per page (no charge for spoils)
Copies are scanned and forwarded by e-mail unless otherwise requested.
If required, copies can be sent by post:
Postage by 1st class Signed For post to UK address (standard charge) = £4.00 per A4 envelope.
Postage by International Airsure/International Signed For post to overseas address = at cost + £2.00 handling fee
Find your Sussex parish:
Old Sussex Mapped (University of Portsmouth's Department of Geography project)
Many other useful resources are held at West Sussex Record Office.
My fee to research any material held at West Sussex Record Office as listed below is £24.00 per hour:
Try a surname search on West Sussex Record Office's catalogue .
For RAF, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and pre-1919 Army records, I undertake research at the National Archives, Kew. Was a family member based at a Sussex airfield during WW2? All research-related enquiries welcome. Records relating to Sussex Customs & Excise Officers are also deposited at the National Archives. (Please note I am unable to respond to requests for general information regarding these records.)
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