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Complete A-Z list of electronic resources
We have subscriptions to a number of electronic resources that can help with your family history research. These pages have useful videos and helpsheets.
Family History - includes Ancestry and Findmypast
Newspapers and magazines - includes British Newspaper Archive Times Digital Archive
Reference resources - includes Who's Who
West Sussex Libraries offer many resources for family history research, including census returns, parish records, street and trade directories, maps, photographs, pictures and online resources.
Download or read our helpsheet here.
The largest collection of material is held at Worthing Reference Library, with smaller collections available in other libraries.
We hold regular family history workshops in libraries around West Sussex. The workshops are by chargeable ticket only and cover various topics on family history.To find where and when the events are happening visit our What's On page.
Horsham Library host a monthly family history club to share stories, knowledge and tips with like-minded people who enjoy tracing their family tree.
For dates and times see our What's On pages and scroll down to Horsham Library.
West Sussex Record Office - archives for the county of West Sussex
National Archives UK - useful research guides on all aspects of family history and a catalogue of records held by archives across the country.
General Register Office - order birth, death and marriage certificates online
Cyndi's List - comprehensive index to genealogical websites around the world.
GENUKI - virtual reference library of geneaological information, particularly for the UK and Ireland
Family Search - free database including billions of indexed records from around the world including UK parish registers and census
FreeBMD - ongoing project to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records