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)

March 2017

SubjectAuthorPage
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

SubjectAuthorPage
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
Miscellany196

September 2016

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
Frederick Henry Horatio Akbar MahomedSue Reid103
Digging Up My Payne RootsBarbara Robinson108
Where Do We Go From Here?Bob & Pauline Adams111
The POW ExperienceRosie Ansell115
The SommePeter Trill119
In Search Of John BeckJames Beck122
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin125
Some Quite Remarkable CoincidencesJohn Henty130
Hemsley MigrationsJohn Hemsley132
Scandal & Family Secrets In Victorian & Edwardian BattleGerry Glyde137
The Largest Pipe Organ In The WorldGraham Midmer142
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of September 2016 journal2.7MB102
From The Editor107
SFHG News113
Member's Queries113
Local Meeting Centres144
Publications For Sale146
From The Facebook Page148

June 2016

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
Great Uncle ThomasValerie Bolton51
The Other WildsSusan Martin57
More About The Sussex DialectAnne Capewell59
John Towner: The Missing Blacksmith Of PiddinghoeKevin Towner60
The Florances And Hollycombe SchoolJanet Bettger69
Two Men Called John HobdenAlan Hobden72
A Falmer And Stanmer Mystery SolvedBernard Wilson75
The Guardianship SocietyGillian Capon-Browning79
Beginnings In Family HistoryGeoff Bridger81
A Sad Story Of DementiaGwen May87
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin88
From The SFHG Facebook PagesMick Henry94
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of June 2016 journal2.6MB50
Member's Queries84
From The Editor56
Newslines95
SFHG News63
Local Meeting Centres96
Picture Gallery68
Publications For Sale98
Book Reviews83
Picture Gallery Revisited100