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)

September 2017

Feature Articles:
Oral Wills And The Death Bed Transfer In Manorial RecordsGeoffrey Barber295
Causewells Of Herstmonceux & PlumptonBob Wilcock298
Elizabeth Hunt - An EnigmaMary Chandler302
Hold On Tight! Fares Please!Christine Jackson310
John Bailey HaynesPeggy Henderson315
A Victorian DivorceChris Page319
Ernest Alfred James 1876-1918Ron James327
Distant CoincidencesRichard Mitchell329
Brothers In ArmsSharon Paskins331
George LavenderFrances Crawford336
What's In A Name?Norman Allcorn344
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of September 2017 journal4.5MB294
From The Editor297
SFHG News309
SFHG Events316
From The Record Office317
Member's Queries326
Book Reviews326
From The Facebook Page338
Local Meeting Centres340
Publications For Sale342
Picture Gallery292

June 2017

Feature Articles:
Help With Brick WallsAlan Stoner247
Distant ConnectionsRichard Mitchell253
In Search Of My FatherPaul Vidler256
Charles Frederick CapelinKeith Bissex257
The WeatherSusan Martin259
The Magnetism Of Hastings And St LeonardsJohn Mabb271
Who Was Henry George Bacon?Marian Hopkins277
Family Trees And Rottingdean Preservation SocietyBrian Eaton278
Susan Alice Phillips 1868-1929Janet James279
I Know What Your Father Really Did, Great GrandmotherSue Reid283
Pioneers Of Esperanto In SussexBill Chapman285
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of June 2017 journal4.8MB246
From The Editor252
SFHG News262
Member's Queries269
Book Reviews270
From The Facebook Page276
Local Meeting Centres288
Publications For Sale290
Picture Gallery292

March 2017

Feature Articles:
Scandal & Family Secrets In Victorian & Edwardian BattleGerry Glyde199
Sussex People IndexJudy Excell206
Crawley Meeting CentreSue Wright207
Too Many James Stenning's!Cordelia Hull208
Bridge Cottage UckfieldColin Cummins215
Soldier George SlaterBarbara Maynard217
The Still Family: From Sussex To CanadaMark Boleat222
The 1939 RegisterDavid Dyer226
My Tree UpdateBrian Eaton227
The Nottingham ChildrenSusan Martin230
The Holcombes Of SussexTony Holkham232
From Paper To Digital ResourcesJohn Hemsley237
Chichester Cathedral: A New Memorial Inscription ProjectMick Henry239
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of March 2017 journal5.2MB198
From The Editor205
SFHG News219
Book Reviews221
Member's Queries229
Local Meeting Centres240
Publications For Sale242
Picture Gallery244

December 2016

Feature Articles:
Edwardian Postcards As A Family History ResourceRoger Sutton151
The Fullers Of SussexKevin Fuller155
Name GamesSusan Martin156
Coming To America In 1830Susan Ciminelli159
A Problem With James StenningCordelia Hull168
The Pesketts Of Barns GreenDon Burgess173
Challenges From Original RecordsBob Wilcock174
Online Research Helped By That Done 50 Years AgoRichard Mitchell178
The Midhurst ShoemakersKathy McNeill181
Sidney Herbert Richards Of The Royal Sussex RegimentVal Hyde184
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of December 2016 journal5.3MB150
From The Editor154
SFHG News166
Member's Queries176
Picture Gallery177
From The Facebook Page191
Local Meeting Centres192
Publications For Sale194