Their can be no doubt that your family search will not be confined to the Hastings & Rother area. Here are some avenues which might help with those deeper, wider roots:

IRELAND – (Civil Registration began 1864) – certificates from: The General Register Office, Government Offices, Convent Road, Roscommon, Rep of Ireland, for all Ireland (except Northern Ireland after 1922). Online purchases: www.hse.ie

NORTHERN IRELAND – (Civil Registration began 1864) certificates 1922 onwards from Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street, Belfast, BT1 4ML (1864-1922 from ROI). Online purchases: www.nidirect.gov.uk

SCOTLAND – (Civil Registration began 1855) – certificates from: New Register House, Princes Street, Edinburgh. EH1 3YT – online purchases: www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

WORLDWIDE – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (“Mormons”) huge free-use database of names and reference to records in other countries: www.familysearch.org   A further possibility might be www.cyndidlist.com

WORLDWIDE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES

AUSTRALIA

  1. Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations Inc: www.affho.org
  2. Botany Bay Family History Society Inc: www.botanybayfhs.org.au
  3. Cape Banks Family History Society Inc: www.capebanks.org.au
  4. Central Coast Family History Society: www.centralcoastfhs.org.au
  5. Central Queensland Family History Association Inc: www.cqfamilyhistory.org.au
  6. Dubbo & District Family History Society Inc: www.dubbofamilyhistory.org.au
  7. Maryborough District Family History Inc: www.maryboroughfamilyhistory.org.au
  8. Queensland Family History Society Inc: www.qfhs.org.au
  9. Tasmanian Family History Society Inc: www.tasfhs.org.au
  10. The Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc: www.gsv.org.au
  11. Wagga Wagga and District Family History Society Inc: www.waggafamilyhistory.org.au
  12. Western Australia Genealogical Society Inc: www.wags.org.au

CANADA

  1. Alberta Family Histories Society: www.afhs.ab.ca
  2. British Columbia Genealogical Society: www.bcgs.ca
  3. British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa: www.bifhsgo.ca

CATHOLIC FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: www.catholicfhs.co.uk

CHANNEL ISLANDS

  1. The Channel Islands Family History Society: www.jerseyfamilyhistory.org
  2. La Societe Guernesiaise: www.societe.org.gg/sections/familyhistory.php

INDIA – Families in British India Society: www.fibis.org

IRELAND

  1. Irish Family History Society: www.ifhs.ie
  2. The Irish Genealogical Research Society: www.irishancestors.ie
  3. North of Ireland Family History Society: www.nifhs.org

ISLE of MAN – Isle of Man Family History Society: www.iomfhs.im

ITALY – Anglo-Italian Family History Society: www.anglo-italianfhs.org.uk

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of GREAT BRITAIN: www.jgsgb.org.uk

NEW ZEALAND – Family History Society of New Zealand Inc: www.ffhs.org.uk/members2/overseas/newzealand.php

QUAKER FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: www.qfhs.co.uk

ROMANY and TRAVELLER FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: www.rtfhs.org.uk

SCOTLAND – Scottish Association of Family History Societies: www.safhs.org.uk

SOUTH ASIA – British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia: www.bacsa.org.uk

USA

  1. British Isles Family History Society – USA: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bifhsusa
  2. International Society for British Genealogy and Family History: www.isbgfh.org

WALES

  1. Cardiganshire: www.cgnfhs.org.uk
  2. Clwyd: www.clwydfhs.org.uk
  3. Dyfed: www.dyfedfhs.org.uk
  4. Glamorgan: www.glamfhs.org
  5. Gwent: www.gwentfhs.org.uk
  6. Gwynedd: www.gwyneddfhs.org
  7. Montgomeryshire: www.montgomeryshiregs.org.uk
  8. Powys: www.powysfhs.org.uk

WILLS – to find UK wills proved 1858 to present go online: www.gov.uk/search-will-probate  Pre-1858 wills – 14th C-1858 – are more limited but online through commercial organisations. Latter half of 17th C all proved in London and held at The National Archives together with those proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury – downloadable for a fee from: discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk