Family Roots FHS (Eastbourne & District)

Findmypast is happy to work with the Eastbourne Family History Society. Family Roots was formed in July 1986 with the adoption of our constitution.

Family Roots is for all those who want to trace their family, whether living locally, in any other part of the UK, or even the wider world.

Our aim is to promote and encourage the public study of family history and genealogy with particular reference to persons living in or associated with the Eastbourne area and the preservation, security and accessibility of archival material.

We have produced booklets on many subjects. Some titles are also available on CD. A full list is to be seen on our website.

The society is very active with membership consistently being in excess of 250 and our monthly meetings regularly attract over 75 members.

We offer members, a quarterly magazine, a comprehensive library, a well stocked bookstall, monthly speakers and involvement in current projects.

We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month (Except July) at Ocklynge Junior School, Victoria Drive. BN20 8XN (entrance in Farlaine Road), Old Town, Eastbourne.

At these meetings, we have a help desk where you can seek advice on your research problems also a members’ library which holds various reference books for loan and a book stall where you can buy genealogy related books, fiches and compact disks. There is also have a raffle with tokens as prizes that you can spend at our book stall. The doors open at 7:00 pm, with the speaker starting at 7:30 pm. The cost for attendance is £1.00 for members and £1.50 for guests and visitors. This includes refreshments.

Our Society is very active and offers a warm and friendly welcome to new members.

Discover more about the Eastbourne Family History Society through their website.

Available Records

Explore the Eastbourne Family History Society records available on Findmypast.*

*These records are all available as part of the Britain and World Findmypast subscriptions.