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 the East Sussex Community Information Service website (ESCIS).

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

Your library may have a Family History Volunteer to help you. Contact your library service to find out.

Order copies of Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates on our registration pages.

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