Big news for those with Sussex ancestors, as TheGenealogist, a big online data company in England, has just added over 1.1 million records to their Sussex Parish Record Collection.

These are published in association with The Parish Record Transcription Society, and they say this is just the first lot of records, with more releases in the near future.

This new release from Sussex covers:
– 717,000 Baptisms
– 213,000 Marriages
– 208,000 Burials

These 1.1 million records contain individuals from baptism, marriage and burial records, and are fully searchable:

“We are very pleased to be working with TheGenealogist on this major project, previously undertaken to transcribe the parish registers of West Sussex by the staff and dedicated volunteers of the PRTSoc. This will preserve these records for future generations and brings them into the online community.” Peter Steward, Chairman of PRTSoc

Mark Bayley, Head of Online Development at TheGenealogist, welcomed PRTSoc to the growing number family history societies on both TheGenealogist and FHS-Online saying:

“We’re delighted that PRTSoc chose to publish their records through TheGenealogist and FHS-Online. This release adds to the ever expanding collection of parish records on both websites. These partnerships help fund societies whilst bringing their records to a much wider audience, through online publication.”

This release joins TheGenealogist’s Sussex collection including parish records to form a major resource for the county.

(Note: TheGenealogist is a pay site, and you can try it out for free for 14 days. But if you do wish to subscribe, be sure to check out the very special offer listed on this page).

For those unfamiliar with TheGenealogist website, here’s a very quick overview on the Smart Search capability that the site offers.