Family History Societies - Surrey

This section lists county associations of Surrey, providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

East Surrey Family History Society:

Address:

Judith Mitchell
ESFHS

7 Beaconsfield Road
Epsom Downs
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 6HA

E-Mail:

secretary01@eastsurreyfhs.org.uk

Information:

Founded in 1977, the Society covers the ancient county of Surrey, including the Greater London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Lambeth, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth.

A map of parishes in the area is accessible, along with a list of parishes in old Surrey.  These parishes include:

Addington
Ashstead
Banstead
Barnes
Battersea
Beddington
Bermondsey
Betchworth
Bletchingley
Buckland
Burstow
Camberwell
Carshalton
Caterham
Chaldon
Charlwood
Cheam
Chelsham

Chessington
Chipstead
Clapham
Coulsdon
Crowhurst
Croydon
Cuddington
Deptford
Epsom
Ewell
Farleigh
Fetcham
Gatton
Godstone
Headley
Horley
Horne
Kew

Kingston-Upon-Thames
Lambeth
Leatherhead
Leigh
Limpsfield
Lingfield
Long Ditton
Malden
Merstham
Merton
Mickleham
Mitcham
Morden
Mortlake
Newdigate
Newington
Nutfield
Oxted
Petersham

Putney
Reigate
Richmond
Rotherhithe
Sanderstead
Southwark
Streatham
Sutton
Tandridge
Tatsfield
Thames Ditton
Titsey
Tooting Graveney
Walton-on-the-Hill
Wandsworth
Wimbledon
Woldingham
Woodmansterne

The Society has many different branches, which include:

Croydon

Meeting Location:

East Croydon United Reformed Church
Addiscombe Grove
Croydon
CR0 5LP

Branch Secretary: Liz Moss



Lingfield

Meeting Location:

Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre
High Street
Lingfield
RH7 6AB

Branch Secretary: Rita Russell



Richmond

Meeting Location:

Vestry House
21 Paradise Road
Richmond-upon-Thames
TW9 1SA

A public car park is nearby.  They are 6 minutes from Richmond Station.

Branch Secretary: Veronica McConnell



Southwark

Meeting Place:

Southwark Local History Library
211 Borough High Street
SE1 1JA

Branch Secretary: Hilary Blanford



Sutton

Meeting Place:

St Nicholas's Church Hall
Robin Hood Lane
Sutton
SM1 2RG

Branch Secretary: Gill Alford

Parking is reserved for disabled visitors and those unloading goods, so you are asked to park in Gibson Road multi-storey car park opposite the hall.  Multi-storey car parks are also available in Throwley Way and St Nicholas Way, which are within a few minutes walk.

If travelling by train, Sutton Station is five minutes walk, with trains from Victoria, St Pancras International, London Bridge, Wimbledon and Dorking stopping there.



A database of strays is held by the Society, but they make a small charge to people asking for searches to be conducted in this index.  They also have a Super Name Index, which is a database of surnames and forenames found in their resources.  For payment of a fee, the Society is prepared to conduct searches in this index.

Numerous resources are accessible in Lingfield Research Centre:

Address:

Lingfield Research Centre
Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre
Lingfield High Street
Surrey
RH7 6AB

The building is fully accessible and has disabled facilities.

If travelling by train, Lingfield Railway Station is on the East Grinstead line from London.  

If travelling by bus, many bus stops are situated in the High Street.  Bus 236 from Westerham via Edenbridge and Bus 409 from Caterham stop near the Centre.

Light refreshments are available at the Centre, but if you do not wish to eat there, a pub and restaurant are along the High Street, along with numerous food shops.

The Society makes a small charge to people utilising the resources at the Centre.

If you are unable to visit Lingfield, for payment of a fee, the Society can conduct research on your behalf.

Many publications can be purchased from the Society, which include:

  • Apprenticeship Records Index
  • Apprenticeship Registers
  • Bastardy Examinations
  • Berkeley Teetotal Society: 1898 Directory of Members
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths and In Memoria Announcements 1882-1893 in Sutton and Epsom Advertiser
  • Carriage Tax Index 1757-1766
  • Census Indexes
  • Churchwardens Accounts 1504-1645, Vestry Book 1610
  • Croydon Between the Wars
  • Croydon from Above
  • Croydon High School for Girls Jubilee Book 1874-19241
  • Croydon in the 1940s and 1950s
  • Croydon in the Past
  • Croydon Old and New
  • Croydon's Transport
  • Dr Williams' Library Births: 19 January 1732 to 13 October 1799
  • Examinations of the Poor 1786-1816 Index 
  • Land Tax Assessments for Rural Parishes 1780-1831/2
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Musters 1544-1684
  • Nonconformist Register Transcriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Quarter Sessions Order Book and Sessions Rolls 1659-1668
  • Relief of Irish Protestant Rolls 1642
  • Settlement Examinations
  • Thornton Heath - Victorian
  • View of Croydon - Postcards from the Past

Site:
http://www.eastsurreyfhs.org.uk


West Surrey Family History Society:

Address:

Mrs Louise Maidens
The Bungalow
Whitewool Farm
East Meon
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 1HW

E-Mail:

secretary@wsfhs.org

Information:

West Surrey Family History Society covers the ancient county of Surrey, which includes the parishes which are now part of Greater London.

A map of parishes in Surrey in 1837 is available on the site.  Some photographs of churches are also accessible.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Ancient Parishes in the Epsom District
  • Ancient Parishes in the Farnham District
  • Apprenticeships 1711-1749
  • Association Oath Rolls 1695
  • Association Oath Rolls for the City of London 1696 (Index)
  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burials in London and Middlesex (Index)
  • Calendar of Late Elizabethan and Stuart Lay Subsidies 1593-1641
  • Calendar of Lay Subsidies 1543-1547
  • Census Indexes
  • City of London Burials Index 1813-1853
  • City of London Settlement Examinations
  • Directories
  • Early Woking Families before 1700
  • East Surrey Burial Index 1813-1840
  • Electoral Registers
  • Feet of Fines 1558-1602, 1603-1648, 1649-1684, 1685-1714, 1714-1760
  • Guildford Collection

Publications sold by the Society also incorporate:

  • Hearth Tax 1664
  • Maps
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Nonconformist Register Transcriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Poll Books (Indexes)
  • Reference Books
  • Return of Owners of Land 1873
  • Surrey Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1760-1781
  • Surrey Burial Index - 2nd Edition
  • Surrey Marriage Index to 1837
  • Surrey Poor Law - Index and Calendar
  • West Surrey Burials Index to 1865
  • Will Abstracts in the Archdeaconry Court of Surrey 1480-1649, 1660-1739, 1740-1858
  • Will Abstracts in the Commissary Court of Surrey 1662-1857
  • Will Registers Indexes
  • Wills in the Commissary Court of Surrey 1752-1858 (Index)
  • Woking Collection

Site:
http://www.wsfhs.org