Friday, 27 August 2010


Do you have family roots in the Steyning area? If so, we can help you to research your family history. Steyning is a beautiful medieval town nestled in the South Downs of West Sussex. It is a marvellous place to visit, especially for family historians. Steyning Museum has extensive archives and we are keen to help you make the most of them.

Maybe you can't visit us, but we can offer our help in other ways. Our Family Historian can be contacted by email on You might be suprised by the kind of detail she has at her fingertips. We will also add family stories to this blog and news about our family history resources. Look out for familiar names and places, and keep in touch.

There are people all over the world who have personal memories of Steyning and the surrounding area - Wiston, Bramber, Upper Beeding and Ashurst. Please add your comments and share your thoughts. Several important discoveries about Steyning's past have come from a chance comment. Your recognition of people and places in pictures, or memories of events, could improve our archives for generations to come.

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