The Sussex Record Society

The Society publishes scholarly editions of historical records relating to the county of Sussex in the United Kingdom. To date, we have published nearly 100 volumes covering the history of Sussex from 1066 to World War I. Our primary publication medium remains the individual printed book: we publish a new volume every year or so. However, this is increasingly being supplemented by online publication. Many online records can be consulted and downloaded here. Many older and out-of-print books can be viewed onlineSRS Digital Editions offer free-to-download volumes of additional records, and will progressively publish online editions of the Society’s historic volumes. Members and non-members can purchase copies of the Society’s books in print here.

We welcome new members. Membership of the Society provides tangible benefits in the form of a complimentary copy of each year’s volume. More importantly, it supports the research and publication which underpin many aspects of local, family and social history.

Latest news and details of forthcoming events:

West Sussex Record Office closure

The West Sussex Record Office will be closed on Saturday 29 February 2020 for essential electrical work.

Transatlantic Ties: an Introduction

Read the latest update on West Sussex Record Office’s major new project on the WSRO blog here.

1000 Years of Criminal Justice in Sussex

Illustrated talk, Wednesday 4 March at The Keep

More details here.

Bookbinding and conservation workshops at The Keep

East Sussex Record Office at The Keep are offering a series of monthly bookbinding and conservation workshops.

More details here.

Sussex Record Society launches SRS Digital Editions

The Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new imprint for online publishing: SRS Digital Editions. This has two strands:

  • digital editions of the Society’s historic print publications
  • digital editions of records and other content which are complementary or additional to the Society’s main print publications

All SRS Digital Editions are published in pdf form, and may be downloaded free of charge for personal use.

Further details here.

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