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September 2021

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page A Spiritual Calling Julie Johnson 303 The Butching Family Ale HouseJohn F. Howes304The Sadness Of Farley SnowMargaret & Eric Smith310Was My Jane A Penitent?Susan Martin315Norman Holbrook VCKeith Riddle317Philly The FibberNeal Ward319Surprising Results From DNADavid Fillery329Sussex Dependents – Christ...

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June 2021

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page Emerging From The Shadows Chris Bale 251 When The Ceiling Came Down!Pam Pearce255Our Fishy Relatives!Richard Mitchell258A Change Of Field!Susan Martin267A Surprise In Old NewspapersMelvyn Hayward269The White Family Of BattleSusan Izod Quay275£21,000 Left To A Cat's HomeAileen Catterson283Our Hidden Family...

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March 2021

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page The Seymours Of Willingdon Anita Burdfield 199 A Tragic TaleJanet Blunt206Three Breach SiblingsGeoffrey Barber211Leonidas de Toledo Marcondes de MontezumaRoger Gibbons & David Jeater214The Complicated Reader's!Pauline Stevens217Trying To Reach The MayflowerKeith Riddle224A Pest HouseVicki Smith228What...

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December 2020

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page The Lost Brothers Michael J Bourne 147 Revisiting The Wellers Of RusperLinda Power151Poor, Nasty, Brutish & ShortSue Ayling153Taking Over My LifeRosie Ansell155My Family History Green Shoots!Pat Able161DNA EthnicityKeith Stanley163'It Is Well With The Lad'Susan Martin164Don't Put OffNigel Sawyer166A S...

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September 2020

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page My Great Grandfather Had Bleeding Piles! Teresa Whetstone 99 Take Three WillsJulian Elphick102The Key That Unlocked A Family PuzzleMark Cragg110New Website for SFHGDave Wicks113The Diary Of Nicholas OxleyMick Henry117Was My Ancestor A Hooligan?Jeff Watson118Where There's A Will There's A Day!Norman Allcor...

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June 2020

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page NeverToo Old Susan Martin 52 A Travelling Black Sheep? Marian Hopkins54The Mystery Railway Men Linda Howard58A Little Help From WillsRichard Mitchell59The Jewish Community In Sussex During WW1Diana Wilkins68SS Northfleet Eileen Blythe70Banned ImmigrantsSuicide Bob Funnell73Nomine Tantum Silex Nick Flint79...

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March 2020

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page The intrepid Captain David Dring Wayne Jackson 3 A shocking discovery in a meadowDavid Green9A forgotten woman ArtistRoger Sutton11A woman down underSusan Martin14The here in the Past ProjectClive Reedman21"Fleur De Lys"David Dyer23Nomine Tantrum SilexNick Flint26From downstairs to upstairsClive Reedman31...

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December 2019

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page The unknown tramp Susan Martin  303 Converging livesBrian Roberts306The other side of BrightonJan Mackie309Uncle Alf's boxRoger Bristow318Could you be a transcriber?Rosie Ansell321Breaking down a wall with DNARobyn Kirkman329A Black Sheep? Or a Grey one?Angela Bunyan336Searching for SmithEllane ...

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Horsham Group

Information  It is a high quality photograph with 100+ people, gathered (my elderly relative thinks) in Horsham Park. Several members of my mother's Lipscombe family, including my mother and 2 of her sisters are there as teenagers, so I would date it to about 1925. Queries  Curiously there are far more women in the photo than men, and mos...

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Policeman Smart

Information  Bryant John Thomas Smart Born 25 Jan 1884 North Ambersham, Sussex Died 30 June 1970 Haywards Heath London Metropolitan Police Retired to Brighton Queries  I believe there may be living descendants of this gentleman in Sussex. His oldest son was Albert George Smart born 1910 in London. I believe he travelled to South Africa. I...

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LEET group

Information  ​This merry band of ladies must be having a short break from their normal duties! I have studied this photograph and have figured they are playing with rhubarb sticks in the summer sunshine. I guess the evening meal might just include those chicken legs /drum sticks too! The lady on the right is my late grandmother Ellen (Nellie) ...

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Samuel Hall Parks

Information  ​Born Rotherfield 1859, died Eastbourne 1928, outside his watchmaker's shop in Seaside, Eastbourne. Information  Tommy Hall Parks Samuel's younger brother who died of TB in 1886 aged 25. I have virtually no family photos from my father's family except for the postcard above showing his mother's father, Samuel. I've copied the...

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SFHG Photos - unknowns

Information  Man and woman taken by W Prudden of 19 Tidy Street, Brighton in c. 1870s or 1880s. Photographer's ref. 42556.  Photo 2.Young girl and older lady taken by W Prudden of 19 Tidy Street, Brighton in c.1870s. Photographer's ref. L4167 Photo 3. Woman taken by Spink & Son of Brighton dated 1886 to 1888. Photographer's ref. 10498...

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Is this the Toronto Centre, Lewes?

Information  ​Is this the Toronto Centre, Lewes? And what is the structure? Queries  ​The postcard has intrigued me for many years, and I would be most grateful if someone could shed any light on what this structure is and where it is situated. I have understood it to be at the bottom of Toronto Terrace Lewes. Having grown up in Lewes I w...

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September 2019

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page A 20 year search for Matilda Victor Deacon 303 A little more help from DNAJohn Scrase & Richard Mitchell304A different perspectiveSue Robertson Danells310Has DNA cracked a case?Peter Towey318Who made Big Ben?Pamela Whittaker320An unlikley Black SheepSusan Martin323Who were Jonathan & Susannah...

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