Family History Resources

Resources for Researching Fairlight Family History


Embryonic page - I want to list free to access resources that will help Fairlight family history researchers. If you have suggestions for this page then please send them to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


1) GENUKI - Fairlight page - not much on there but is a parish map and a transcription of the Kelly 1867 directory entry that may be useful.


2) Sussex Online Parish Clerks - Fairlight page


3) Census Records


1841 - HO107/1106 - browse transcription here or search it at Sussex OPCs

1851 - HO107/1635 - search using FreeCEN

1861 - RG09/0559 - search using FreeCEN

1871 - RG10/1027 - search using FreeCEN

1881 - RG11/1201 - search using FamilySearch

1891 - RG12/0758 - search using FreeCEN


4) Parish Records


It appears that the only copy of the parish registers is held at The Keep in Brighton. It is understood that there are no microfiche or film copies of the registers available! Here's the list of Fairlight Parish documents held at the East Sussex Record Office as recorded by Access to Archives.

Another resource for local and family history is Hastings Museum and Art Gallery in Bohemia Road, Hastings. The local studies room opens every Wednesday and they are very helpful.


5) Hastings & District Family History Society - is not a free to access service but may be worth joining to get access to their records.


6) Memorial Inscriptions

 If you know that your ancestor is buried in the churchyard at St Andrews, Fairlight and you would like a photograph of the gravestone then contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who may be prepared to go and take a photo for you.

Forthcoming Fairlight Events

Wed Jul 8, 8:00 PM - Quiz Night at The Cove
Thu Jul 9, 7:00 PM - CAR WASH
Sat Jul 11, 10:30 AM - Friends of HCPNR - Meet the Country Parks Ranger
Mon Jul 13, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM FW&SC - Thai evening
Tue Jul 14, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Fairlight Hall Lunch & Lecture - Summer Pruning & Training
Sun Jul 19, 11:00 AM - FUN RUN or WALK
Tue Jul 21, 1:15 PM - Tuesday Ladies Club - Australian Wildlife - Andy Dinsdale
Sat Jul 25, 2:00 PM - Pett Flower Show & Fayre
Sun Jul 26, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Fairfest Summer Bash
Tue Jul 28, 7:15 PM - Parish Council Meeting

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