Here's some snippets of the sort of information which can be gleaned from the treasure trove of records available at the County Record Office.

If all you are interested in is 'names on a page' then you can probably get by with the likes of (although even here you should really always check the original source documents as we have found mistakes in transcribed material on more than one occasion; particularly with respect to names of local people being misspelled). But if you want to get a better idea of what life was like for your ancestors then there are many documents available at the West Sussex Record Office in Chichester, or at the Public Record Office at Kew, which can bring your ancestors to life and help you to understand what they were like as people.

The snippets here give some idea of the sort of information available, and the fascinating insight it can give into how our ancestors lived and worked.

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