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Prepare for your visit to the Record Office by searching our online catalogue.
Details on both national and local census records at the Record Office.
Our Record Office collection of directories dates from 1792 and includes lists of wealthy households and tradesmen.
Official records of the Bishop, Dean and Chapter of Chichester, and registers of baptisms, marriages and burials for all West Sussex parishes available at the Record Office.
Historic footage such as newsreels, documentaries, home movies and feature films from our Record Office archive.
How to find records of births, marriages and deaths at the Record Office.
Make arrangements to view records for local hospitals at the Record Office.
Record Office collection of entries from church registers of births, baptisms and marriages from their commencement until around the end of the 19th century.
The local government records of West Sussex County Council and other local bodies.
The Record Office has a fine collection of maps of West Sussex ranging from the late 16th century to the present day.
Our Record Office collection of information on marriages dating back to 1650.
At the Record Office we have many sources for tracing your military ancestors and hold archives for the Royal Sussex Regiment.
Our collection of newspapers includes a number of local titles from 1746 to the present day.
Our records include registers of the religious movement which dissented from the Church of England.
Records of baptisms, marriages and burials from as early as 1538 available at the Record Office.
Explore our collection of over 250,000 images of West Sussex past.
The Record Office holds a selection of poll books dating back to the 1600s and county electoral registers from 1832.
Help If you are trying to trace an ancestor who may have fallen on hard times.
View records from private individuals, families, estates and solicitors.
A vast collection of railway material bequeathed to West Sussex County Council.
Historical log books and admission registers for many schools in West Sussex.
The Victoria History of Sussex is part of the national series planned to create a comprehensive encyclopaedia of English local history.
View our probate records from 1482.
The West Sussex Library Service holds a large collection of documents as part of its Local Studies service.