The Society’s main aim is to encourage and help others in their search for their ancestry.

To this end we work to make our resources available as easily as possible and assist with:

  • starting out and constructing a tree;
  • on-going people-searches;
  • adding the detail, i.e. places, occupations and events;
  • finding and using various sources of information … along with the pitfalls;
  • general familiarity with computers;
  • organising the data;
  • writing the story.


All enquiries and requests for help will be responded to as quickly as possible and all will be given the same interested and considered response. Please remember that – although a wealth of experience in genealogy is on hand – the person / people handling your request will be doing so in a voluntary capacity and not as a professional.  As such, we do not charge but, of course, would welcome a donation to funds related to the degree of assistance provided.

It is hoped that an online Request Form will be available shortly but until then please refer to the “CONTACTS” page. An email is likely to be the most rapid response. If you prefer to send a letter, please include a s.a.e. for the answer.

If you are local or visiting the area then you can drop in to the Research Room at the Ore Community Centre, 455 Old London Road, Ore Village, Hastings. It is open on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m.