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Local and family history

The Keep is a great place to start researching. There are resources available online and you can visit in person. These include:

  • census records
  • electoral registers
  • street and trade directories
  • building plans.

There are several local and family history groups. Search for these on East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS).

Libraries have many resources to help research local history, including:

Your library may have a Family History Volunteer to help you. To find out more, please contact your local library:

Order copies of birth, marriage and death certificates, please see:

Information can be found online, for example in The National Archives or other ancestry websites.