Local and family history

East Sussex Record Office

Collections held in our archive and how to view them or use them for historical research.

Family history

Includes tips, recommended resources and services available to help you research your family history.

Local history

The history of East Sussex, from archaeology to World War Two and famous authors, plus research advice and suggested reading.

Building history

How to get started with building history.

Local studies resources in libraries

How to research your family tree and the history of your house, famous Sussex authors and our local history collections.

Tithe maps for East Sussex and Brighton & Hove

Historical tithe maps can show if there was a house on the site of your own home, who lived in it and what the land was used for.