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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Family History Societies in Sussex

    Family History Societies exist to support and promote genealogical research. They are very useful resources in providing help, access to others researching the same surname or area and many also publish transcripts and indexes of records which can be purchased in different formats and may be...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 22-10-2008 8:32 PM
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  1. Which Sarah Heat?

    My ancestor, Joseph Turner married Sarah Heat in Hartfield in 1796. There are two Sarah Heat's in the Hartfield parish registers. One christened in 1773 and one in 1776. Any suggestions on how to determine which is my Sarah? Any help is much appreciated.

    Started by Jane MT‎, 07-10-2014 4:29 AM
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  2. Cool Godsmark family

    I have managed to get a lot of information on the Godsmark family. My Great Grandmother was Charlotte Pheobe Godsmark born 1875 in Sydney Road Haywards Heath and am trying to tie in Godsmarks from Burgess Hill. Any help would be appreciated. I wondered in particular if Pilot Officer Bernard Albert...

    Started by Julie Kelly‎, 13-06-2005 2:10 PM
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  3. Who the heck did James marry?

    James Howard Pettett baptised 12 Dec 1807 Hastings all Saints. Father James mother Elizabeth. Freebmd has marriage James Howard Pettett Sept quarter 1842, Cuckfield West Sussex. Vol.7 . page 405. Would love to know if possible the name of his new bride! A brick wall shared by distant cousins in...

    Started by lawsue‎, 04-07-2013 8:14 AM
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  4. Possibly a wild goose chase - LEADER c 1810

    I am trying to find the birth of a James LEADER and his father Rev. Arthur LEADER. James was a colourful character that I found linked to the Tuson family in Riverton in the Southland district of New Zealand. He drowned crossing a swollen river in 1851. His father is reported as the Rev.Arthur...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 21-10-2013 1:09 AM
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  5. East Lavant, SSW Wakeford and Jennings

    Hello team. My ancestors, William Wakeford and Maria Jennings, married 29 Sep 1823 in East Lavant. Does anyone know how I can hope to find their parents' names? Maybe I need sks who can view the actual marriage record?

    Started by Veronika‎, 13-10-2013 7:01 PM
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  6. George Terry and Rachel Bishop

    In researching the Terry line I found George Terry (born Patching 1788) married a Rachel Bishop 28 April 1811 in Clapham. I haven't been able to find any Rachel Bishop born in Sussex around the right time. She appears to have died between 1817 when son Edwin was born and 1821 when I think George...

    Started by les5752‎, 03-10-2013 6:44 PM
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  7. The sinking of the Trawler Margaret in Rye Bay, Dec 1916

    Hi, I am looking for information on the sinking of the Trawler Margaret on 17 December 1916. The little that I know is as follows: Margaret, 54grt, 17 December 1916, Between Hastings and Dungeness, mined and sunk, 6 lives lost including Skipper This is from the website. From the...

    Started by mnmilt‎, 27-11-2006 3:17 AM
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  8. Edward MILLER, Manor Farm, East Dean, 1907

    Filed with Stephen Coppard's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten reference (Q&A style, for Coppard) from Edward MILLER, Farmer & Contractor, of Manor Farm, East Dean, Sussex. Dated December 1907. May be of use as a handwriting/signature sample Anc****y, COP, page 9274

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-09-2013 9:07 AM
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  9. Neves Family

    Interested in finding Neves family connection in and around Sussex (or even other areas) from 1815 and before.

    Started by Kengelma‎, 26-09-2013 3:46 PM
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  10. Eatherdens (or similar spelling!)

    I'm trying to locate the birth and family of Henry Eatherden born 1799/1800 and died 1838 at Ore. He appears in various documents as a tinker, a basketmaker, a vagrant and on the prison hulks, so I suspect he may come from a family of travellers and may even have been born outside the county. He...

    Started by Eanswythe‎, 30-06-2013 5:59 PM
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  11. Keith G Willis - help with tracking down??

    No sure if i am posting this in the right place, but after many hours/days researching my family tree i find i have a first cousin by the name of Keith G Willis (Born in 1957 in ealing)and through Ancestry and 192.com his last known address was Shoreham-By-Sea, but as i live in Salford Manchester i...

    Started by janeystep‎, 10-06-2013 7:42 PM
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  12. Margaret Haw

    Why do I not get time to ask my question before being logged out??????? Looking for a marriage of Margaret Pettett (Various spellings) to ? Haw. Found her on 1841 census as living with James and Elizabeth Pettett on census of 1841 at Hurst Green with her daughter Margaret Ann Haw. Then found...

    Started by lawsue‎, 07-05-2013 7:50 AM
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  13. Mitten in St Mileck ??, Lewes & Piddinghoe

    Hello Hoping someone can help me work out this mysterious location! My 3 x great grandfather William Mitten (sometimes Mittin, Mittins, occasionally Mitton!) lives out his life from his 30s onwards in Goudhurst, Kent. The one time he gives his birthplace is in the 1851 census and this is given...

    Started by nataliew‎, 27-04-2013 8:38 PM
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  14. Unhappy John Fosberry

    Have a John Fosberry married to a Mary he was born abt1791/2 in sussex and burid on the 22/02/1864 allso in sussex trying to find his mother and father can any one help please.

    Started by riverrother12‎, 20-04-2013 9:08 PM
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  15. Another Murder 1914 MOORE

    COR/1/3/28 dated 22 Dec 1914 Inquest on Oliver Lydia MOORE of Upper Walland Farm, Wadhurst ,daughter of Ellen MOORE, widow, 3 years and 3 months; found drowned in a pond close to Brinkers Lane, Wadhurst. Verdict: Wilful murder by her mother Found on the A2A site

    Started by Robin‎, 22-08-2005 8:51 PM
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  16. Philip Luck - master tea dealer

    Philip Luck was born in Heathfield on 22nd April 1792. He moved to Eastbourne and married there on 10th May 1824 to Jane Habgood Coppard, daughter of Denis Coppard & Dinah Habgood. Philip died in Bethnal Green on 20th Nov 1858 and Jane in Eastbourne on 14th Aug 1879. Philip & Jane had nine...

    Started by pollymusic‎, 26-11-2005 3:57 PM
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  17. George Boxall born 1866 Sussex

    looking for any info re George Boxall born in Hastings...his wifes name was Annie. He had a sister Elizabeth Jane born 1868 in Hastings also in Hastings

    Started by glendagriffin‎, 31-12-2012 6:22 PM
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  18. BMD assist in Sussex

    (1) After sauntering around Sussex yesterday I found on one of the sites referring to E Grinstead, mention that the Church had been burned down & later rebuilt. Is it known where parishioners attended for services, baptisms, Marriages etc during that time? I can't even find the site I first saw...

    Started by Waitabit‎, 30-09-2012 7:08 AM
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  19. Smile BANISTER

    Hello from Canada, I'm completely new at this and hoping to get some help tracing my ancestors. My grandfather, Nelson Banister emigrated to Canada in the early 1900`s. He came from Rye, Sussex as did my grandmother Dorothy Stoneham. My grandfather had a brother named Montague Banister. Any help...

    Started by Ron B‎, 30-05-2012 3:37 PM
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  20. Bateman and Ainger family tree

    Hello, I am trying to trace some members of the family tree who have disappeared from all the searches I have been doing (although it may be due to me having to use free sites due to massive lack of money-I have none). First up, I have been searching for my great grandad Alfred Bateman's military...

    Started by GBateman‎, 09-11-2012 12:09 PM
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