Comments from visitors

This page shares comments received from visitors to this website to encourage our volunteers! It is always nice to be appreciated - so please let us know what you think of the site and how we might improve it.

Richard Cairns, Philippines - July 2014

As one who has researched his family history for more than 30 years a huge THANK YOU to all of your colleagues who have done and are doing such a great job and so much painstaking effort to record the details of so many FH records. I am an expat living in the Philippines and much appreciate the facility of being able to look-up documents for which I would otherwise have great difficulty to access.

Denys Botha, South Africa - May 2012

To Mark Collins and the rest of the magnificent team members. Please may I take this opportunity to say thank you for the wonderful service you provide and the work it must entail. I have spent a short few hours browsing the sites and really appreciate the many long hours you all must put in to make these records available for researching. WELL DONE!!! Kind regards and keep up the good work Denys Botha.

Janet Lee - March 2012

I think this is a wonderful website and so user friendly. I have been researching the Newnham family from Ardingly and Balcombe and it has been so useful. Many thanks for all the hard work that has been put into this to make research for people such as myself so much easier.

Janet Phillips, Lancashire - March 2012

Thank you so much for this very helpful and comprehensive website. I am researching my family history: not easy when they were all in rural Sussex and I am in Lancashire! I have really appreciated all the work you have put in, and for making this such an easy site to use.

Jan Bower, South Yorkshire - September 2011

What a wealth of information and an outstanding collection of postcard images.... Many thanks for all the hard work all the volunteers have done to create this excellent website. Great stuff - keep it up !!!! Researching the Browne surname.

Anne Stephney - June 2011

Wonderful scans, thanks so much for taking the trouble to do them all. I'm very grateful. It's a really good website, I've found so much of interest. A big thank you to everyone who contributes and keeps it going.

Francis Hayward, Australia - February 2011

Only recently discovered ancestors from East Sussex, namely Chatfield and Vincent families. The Sussex OPC is a wonderful help for people from the other side of the world like Australia. A big thank you to the people who have put their time into this site.

Brian Ward - December 2010

What a fantastic resource your group have made available. Congratulations and thanks to all concerned.

Pam Barber, Australia - March 2010

Thanks for your site... I have sat up too late here in Australia locating ancestors who lived in Sussex. Have managed to add a few more names to the family tree, so thanks again. It is always wonderful to be able to access information online, particularly for those of us on the other side of the world.

Kathleen Grantham, Yorkshire, England - November 2009

Just a note to say thank you to your band of volunteers who have transcribed the documents, which has made it easier to find my distant family; living in Yorkshire and my family coming from the south coast finding your site has been brilliant!

Pat Burdick - October 2009

My goodness!! What a wonderful wealth of information - I am finding so many of my Gadd ancestors and those connected to them that it's almost making me dizzy! To all who are working diligently on this site to make it what it is "Bravo"!

Rosemarie Godwin - July 2009

I have been researching my Sussex roots for some time now but only recently found your website and I just wanted to say a big thank you for the information I have been able to access. A fantastic job has been done to gather all this information and it is so useful to people interested in researching their ancestors. Thanks to you I have been able to confirm a notion that my ancestors originally started in East Sussex and moved west to Shoreham where they were a very well know and large family who had a big involvement with the Shoreham Lifeboats. Thank you and keep up the good work.

Susan Butchers - June 2009

I just thought I would let you know how helpful Chris Swarbrooke has been. He has posted lots of information for me and supplied me with loads of hints and tips. ... Chris has also sent me photos of family gravestones etc. I am really impressed with the service I have received.

Maureen Theroux, Chicago, USA - April 2009

I just wanted to tell you that I came across your website and I was absolutely blown away by the information that I was able to access.

Tracey Ives, Australia - April 2009

I stumbled across your web site, I was very impressed by the ease of the site and the amount of information it contains. I wanted to say thank you, the site is a job well done, a credit to you all , keep up the good work!

John French, Suffolk, England - March 2009

I have just had a look at your Sussex OPC website, incredible what a wonderful thing to do, the scope and power of the volunteer movement is unstoppable, truly altruistic stuff from which everyone will benefit. ... These voluntary organisations mark the civilised part of our great country.

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