Sussex Family Historian

The SUSSEX FAMILY HISTORIAN is the quarterly journal of the Sussex Family History Group and is published in March, June, September and December. Members receive copies as part of their annual subscription.

The March 2008 Sussex Family Historian was placed Third (for 'larger' societies) in the 2009 Elizabeth Simpson Award competition held by the Federation of Family History Societies. This award is for the journals making the best contribution to family history. In previous years' competitions the December 2006 issue was placed Joint Third, the March 2003 issue was Highly Commended and the September 2004 issue was Commended.

The editor is always pleased to receive interesting articles about Sussex local and family history, preferably between 500 and 2,500 words, and letters and news items. Please indicate whether your article has been published previously or if you intend submitting it for publication elsewhere. Then due acknowledgements can be given as appropriate.

Submissions may be sent as an e-mail attachment or on disk (as wordprocessor text files), by fax, or by 'snailmail', preferably typewritten. If handwritten please write names of people and places in block letters. Please give your name and address, and quote sources where applicable.

Also most welcome are illustrations to accompany your article, or for 'Picture Gallery'. These can be scanned (greyscale, 400dpi if possible) and e-mailed as separate image files, not embedded in a document. Alternatively photos may be sent by post (at your own risk) - please send SAE for their return.

SFHG Editor, 35 Orchard Way, Fleggburgh, GREAT YARMOUTH, NR29 3AY - check box to email .


Contents of the last four issues

(available to members in .pdf form by clicking on the front cover illustration)

December 2015

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
George Meek's GrandfatherGeoffrey Barber350
Public Family TreesIan Morton360
Rudgwick's Early Bells And BellringersAnn Williams361
The Peacock Family Of CoombesRosemary Cook366
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin367
My Allwork Ancestry In Sussex Part 3John Paterson371
Family LegendsRose Chitty375
The Bicknells Of Barcombe Part 2Martyn Webster379
George Stemp - Waterloo ManPeter Zimmermann382
Doing It The Old WayRoy Grant386
Thank You WSROBrenda Joyce389
Regular items:
Obituaries Cover of December 2015 journal2.9MB348
Book Reviews378
Chairman's Letter349
Local Meeting Centres390
From The Editor359
Publications For Sale392
SFHG News364
Miscellany394
Member's Queries377

September 2015

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
The Bicknells Of Barcombe Part 1Martyn Webster301
The Girl In The PictureAnne Green307
My Grandfather's Allwork Ancestry In SussexJohn Paterson309
Who Was Thomas Barton?Dennis Plank316
A Case Of Mental Instability In Victorian TimesBarry Farrant318
Finding The FatherDr Rosemary Arthur325
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin328
Two Family History Giants MetamorphosingJoe Bysh334
Skeletons In The ClosetSandy Guy336
George Gandey Of BrightonCarole Graham340
Family Myths BustedCordelia Hull341
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of September 2015 journal2.4MB300
Letters323
From The Editor306
SFHG News315
Local Meeting Centres342
Picture Gallery346
Publications For Sale344
Book Reviews339

June 2015

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
Who Was Sophia Linn?Diane Cole253
Harriet Torrance - The Hastings Plague!Lisa Smith257
I Gave Him A Hotun!June Owen263
Denman - A One Name Study & DNA ProjectLiz Jones265
Searching For Thomas ParkerCarole Parker275
Sussex Connections & Karmic QuestionsMark D Bishop276
William BCA ParkerHilary Hyde-Smith282
Harriet Elizabeth Rowell (AKA Elphinstone Dick)Roy Grant284
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin286
From Sedlescombe To SuezMal Dennett292
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of June 2015 journal2.4MB252
From The Editor256
Letters260
Obituaries262
SFHG News268
Book Reviews276
Local Meeting Centres294
Publications For Sale296
Picture Gallery298

March 2015

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
Rags To Riches - AlmostValerie Bolton203
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin209
Hanged And Gibetted 1799: The Drewett BrothersMichael J Burchall215
Crawley Meeting And The “Time Span” Of ElizabethKaren Hayward220
Finding GrandfatherKevin Mooney221
The Martin MysteryDiane Cole223
A Sussex Postcard RevisitedMick Henry227
The Russell Reeves MysteryMartin Williams229
The Sussex Family Historian - The First 40 YearsRoy Winchester234
Allwork Ancestry In SussexJohn Paterson235
My Search For Baptist AncestorsDon Burgess240
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of March 2015 journal2.4MB202
Letters247
From The Editor208
Local Meeting Centres248
Picture Gallery218
Publications For Sale250
SFHG News219
Miscellany252