07 April 2013

Sussex Family Historian, March 2013 Contents

This issue of Sussex Family Historian celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Sussex Family History Group. Congratulations.
The anniversary issue, wrapped in the usual colourful glossy cover, includes feature articles looking back:
The Early History of the SFHG
And To Bring Us Up To Date
A Link With The Past
Sussex Pre-1837 Marriages
40 Years Of Distributing The Historian
A Marked Card
The 1881 Census Indexing Project
Who Was John Doe?
Surnames As Given Names
Looking behind The Registers
Alfriston And Its Parish Registers
Ups and Downs Of Genealogy
Monumental Inscriptions
They Call Him 'Com' For Short
Henry's Crooked Little Fingers
The Sussex Baptismal Index
Aunt Sarah's Great Adventure
Envy Me?

There are also the regular items conventionally found in such a publication. One that caught my eye, reprinted from volume 8, was a note on deaths during the storm of 26-27 November 1703 (OS). Reportedly 8,000 people were killed, but the writer could find no excess burials in the East Grinstead parish register of the time. Today we have great online resources like a well referenced Wikipedia article.

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