Sussex People Index (SPI)

This data is gradually being added to an online database, accessible by SFHG members using the username/password available by completing this form. The online database is here.


To obtain information from S.P.I.

- check on the SFHG Data Archive Site which has recently been updated.
- the SPI has some data not included in the Data Archive.
- for all entries for a surname, send the surname
- to have a search for a particular person, send the surname and forename and approximate date(s) and perhaps conjectured location within Sussex.

The Sussex People Index consists of any names that anyone can submit from anywhere - the only condition is that the event reported must happen in Sussex and there must be an identifiable source (not a Website please). Wills' beneficiaries witnesses and lawyers, information from Birth Marriage or Death certificates, tax records, settlement orders, masters and apprentices, landowners, licences issued to publicans, magistrates, churchwardens, names taken from a book which has been indexed, etc. (Note that index entries from books must not be scanned but typed lest there is breach of copyright.)

Please not baptisms, burials, memorial inscriptions, census, or pre 1837 marriages which all have their own indexes.

There are 120,000 entries referring to 230,000 people with 11,730 surnames (excluding variants).

First character of Surnames in the SFHG Sussex People Index database

Do you have you data to add?

To consult or contribute check the box to email Judy Excell for more information, marking your email : S.P.I.

Any amendments and additions to the Sussex Marriage Index CD are added to the SPI and may also be found on the SMI queries page.