Hastings & Rother Family History Society

The society was formed in 1986, with just six members, to assist and encourage the study and research of family history particularly in the history rich area of Hastings and Rother in the eastern part of the county of Sussex. Today it has a worldwide membership of over 300.

Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday at Ore, Hastings, East Sussex - where all are welcome. There is usually a guest speaker on a family history topic or a related subject and an occasional research evening. There is always the opportunity to purchase books, CDs and microfiche on many aspects of family history.

Hastings and Rother has a research room at the Ore Centre which contains a growing reference library, computers with Family History CD-ROM resources and internet access, and fiche readers. Outings are arranged during the year to various record offices to enable members to pursue their enquiries.

The family history orientated lending books have now been transferred to the LRC at University Centre Hastings and are in the process of being catalogued.

The society has produced a wealth of publications for its area of interest, in particular, monumental inscriptions and parish register transcriptions, and have more in the process of compilation. The society magazine is published four times a year, and is sent to all members. Appropriate articles are always welcome for insertion.

Hastings and Rother FHS is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies (registered charity no. 298438).

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Hastings & Rother Family History Society contributed to the National Burial Index. These records are available as part of the Findmypast Plus or Pro subscription.