last update 21 July  2017

 Unfortunately our speaker booked for 3 August has had to cancel so in her place Helen Warren will be talking about the history of Eastbourne schools. The meeting is at Ocklynge School, which will feature in her talk, together with pictures of Mr Clark’s famous productions!
Our latest CD  St. Simon & St. Jude East Dean Memorial Inscriptions is now available from our online store.


We are pleased to announce a new feature has been added to this site.

‘Index of names on CD’ This is a searchable database containing 34827 entries. This should enable you to easily look for your ancestor(s) contained on our data CDs.

Welcome to Family Roots

Whether you are an old hand or just starting out we hope you find something of interest on our site.

Genealogy is a fascinating, but sometimes frustrating pastime, but you may just find the name that has eluded you for ages here.

If you are just starting out and are young enough to still have grandparents that you can talk to please do so as soon as possible.

Ask your family about their early lives, make up a questionnaire so you can ask the right questions.

This is useful if you don’t see aunts, uncles or cousins very often.

You will kick yourself if after a visit to a relative, living a distance away, you forget to ask the right questions.

The more information you can collect now could save you hours in the future.

Join us to discover more about your family history.

The Federation of Family History Societies have published two guides to get you started.

Follow this link. It is a good place to start for newcomers

or this one page 15 has information on Australian Societies.