West Sussex Record Office

Record Office supporters and volunteers

3 Orchard Street, Chichester, PO19 1DD

Find out about our supporters and how to volunteer at the Record Office.

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The Record Office welcomes volunteers and enjoys good relationships with many local groups.

West Sussex Archives Society

The West Sussex Archives Society, a registered charity, is the official Friends' organisation for the Record Office.

Its members are people who use the Record Office or wish to support its work. They support us by fundraising, stimulating interest in historical records and increasing awareness of the need for their preservation, serving on working parties and by other means. The chairman serves on our Record Office User Forum, helping us plan and deliver our services.

Members of the society enjoy outings, lectures and other activities to foster interest in the history of West Sussex.

Find out more by visiting their West Sussex Archives Society website.

Sussex Family History Group

The Sussex Family History Group is an active family history society with thousands of members across East and West Sussex.

They support us by indexing historical sources relating to West Sussex, joining us at family history fairs and open days, promoting our services to its members and making donations for the purchase of archives.

A member of the Sussex Family History Group also serves on our Record Office User Forum, helping us plan and deliver our services.

Find out more by visiting their Sussex Family History Group website.

Sussex Record Society

The Sussex Record Society is a registered charity that commissions research on the history of Sussex using historical documents held by the Record Office and other institutions.

They support us by encouraging people to conduct historical research and supplying the results of their work to the Record Office.

Find out more by visiting their Sussex Record Society website.


We have opportunities for people with a little time to spare to help us look after the county's heritage.

There are a variety of roles available and full training and support will be given. Volunteering will also give you the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people.

We appreciate your interest and value the time and help that volunteers can give to West Sussex Record Office.

Details of the roles available and how to apply to volunteer at the Record Office can be found on our volunteering pages.

Contact details

  • Email record.office@westsussex.gov.uk
  • Tel: 01243 753602
  • Fax: 01243 533959
  • Address

    3 Orchard Street, Chichester, PO19 1DD
  • Additional information

    Our address for correspondence is: County Archivist, West Sussex Record Office, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RN