Hastings and Rother Family History Society

About the Society

The Society was formed in 1986 to encourage the study and research of Family History in Hastings and Rother.This area is often referred to as 1066 country due to its connection with the Norman Conquest at the Battle of Hastings. Today the society has worldwide membership and is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies (Registered Charity No. 298438).

Join with others at our Meetings held at the Ore Centre, Old London Road, Ore, Hastings, East Sussex on the second Wednesday of the month from 7.30 - 9.30 pm for an evening of family and local history related topics. There is also the opportunity to purchase books, CDs etc. Refreshments are available together with the opportunity to take part in the raffle. A small entrance fee is charged.

Our research room at the Ore Centre - The Tomlin Room (named after our Founder Member and late President Stan Tomlin) is a good place to start your research. We have resources for exploring all aspects of Family and Local History including internet access. Open on Thursday mornings from 10.00 am until noon and Saturday mornings from 10.00 am until 12.30 pm Free parking.

We have produced several publications of Monumental Inscriptions and Parish Register transcriptions, and we have more in the process of compilation. The Society Journal is published quarterly and is sent to members either in electronic or paper format. Our Editor always welcomes articles of appropriate interest.

Single Research Enquiry - 5 pounds per hour minimum one hour.
Research Service and/or Advice on a one-to-one basis by appointment - 10 pounds per hour