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Electronic Resources 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

Complete A-Z list of electronic resources
eMagazines eMagazines

Who do you Think You Are and Your Family History are both available from our eMagazines
 



Local clubs and societies Local clubs and societies
Local Clubs & Societies - find out about local and family history groups
 


 

Sussex Family History Group

Family History in West Sussex Libraries Family History in West Sussex Libraries

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.

The largest collection of material is held at Worthing Reference Library, with smaller collections available in other libraries.

 

Recommended Reads Recommended Reads
The resources below are stocked in West Sussex Libraries. Click on any title to search the catalogue
0750984228
Author: Durie, Bruce
Year: 2017
Format: Paperback
Class no: 929.1072
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780750984225
1473883458
Author: Raymond, Stuart A.
Year: 2017
Format: Paperback
Class no: 929.1, 23
Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History
ISBN: 9781473883451
1473890640
Author: Raymond, Stuart A.
Year: 2017
Format: Paperback
Class no: 929.3
Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History
ISBN: 9781473890640
1473892562
Author: Oates, Jonathan
Year: 2017
Format: Paperback
Class no: 929.1
Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History
ISBN: 9781473892569
1526703459
Author: Alcock, N. W
Author: National Archives
Year: 2017
Format: Paperback
Class no: 929.1
Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History
ISBN: 9781526703453
1473880653
Author: Wintrip, John
Year: 2017
Format: Paperback
Class no: 929.1
Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History
ISBN: 9781473880658
147387971X
Author: Starmans, Barbara J
Year: 2017
Format: Paperback
Class no: 929.1
Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History
ISBN: 9781473879713
1785943421
Author: Waddell, Dan
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 929
Publisher: BBC Books
ISBN: 9781785943423
Ask a Librarian Ask a Librarian

If you have a family history enquiry use the Ask a Librarian form to get in touch with us.
 

Family History Events Family History Events

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.
 

Family History Club Family History Club

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.

Useful Free Websites Useful Free Websites


 

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