Find your ancestors in Sussex, Eastbourne Gazette Newspaper Notices

Discover your ancestors in this unique index from the Eastbourne Gazette Newspaper, 1858 to 1931. The index includes names found within the newspaper pages related to birth, marriage and death notices. The collection also includes names found in the paper in relation to other events like divorce, murders, shipwrecks, lynching and paternity cases. The newspaper reported on stories in Sussex, but also internationally; from Ireland to Switzerland to the USA. Use the Keyword search to discover indexed reports from specific countries.

Each transcript includes a combination of the following information:

  • Title and name
  • Role – explains why this individual was included in the news report. For example, he/she may be listed as accused, deceased, spouse, magistrate, etc.
  • Event date
  • Event type
  • Event place
  • Event details
  • Publication date
  • Page
  • County

The Eastbourne Gazette was a weekly tabloid paper first published in 1859.

The collection was created by “Family Roots” the Eastbourne Family History Society in 2002. Below we have included the editorial conventions used by the society and a list of abbreviations found within the records.