Using birth, marriage and death certificates for historical research

1. Birth certificates

Birth certificates will provide you with:

  • the child’s forenames, sex, date and place of birth
  • the mother’s full name and maiden name
  • the father’s full name and occupation, if he was married to the mother
  • the name, address and relationship to child of the person who registered the birth.

Certificates for births registered in East Sussex can be ordered online.

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