The County of Surrey has a complex history. Many Metropolitan districts previously in Surrey are now in London. London districts which used to be in the County of Surrey include:
FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH IN SURREY
An experienced freelance genealogist, established since 2005, I offer a reliable and efficient family history and local research service at:
and for the metropolitan areas of Surrey (formerly part of the County of Surrey) which are now in London, I can search sources at:
I offer a free initial assessment of your enquiry, providing all relevant information is included in your e-mail (or in an attachment of up to 3 pages) or on the enquiry form. Please note I am unable to provide a free initial assessment if I am asked to visit your published website to locate and view information.
Visits to Surrey churches which retain their parish registers and other Surrey record offices by arrangement - please enquire .
RESEARCH AT SURREY HISTORY CENTRE
Surrey History Centre is the principal record office for the County of Surrey. You can ask me to search the following records:
RESEARCH AT CROYDON LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY & ARCHIVES
Croydon Local Studies Library holds an excellent collection of local material useful for researching family history in Croydon and the surrounding districts. You can ask me to search the following records:
Croydon parish registers;
Croydon newspapers (1855 to date) for coverage of inquests, trials, murders, accidents, suicides, deaths, funerals, obituaries, divorces, births, marriages (particularly 20thC), WW1 casualties, WW1 local regiments, sporting achievements. Norwood newspapers. Please contact me for a free initial assessment as to whether a search could be worthwhile.
Croydon schools: admission registers and log books (1870s to date);
Croydon workhouse and Poor Law records;
Croydon Rate Books;
Croydon electoral registers;
Croydon photo archive - old photos of Croydon streets and places of interest;
For more family history sources for London parishes that used to be in Surrey:
Surrey (now London) (with links to maps of Metropolitan Surrey, showing districts formerly in Surrey which have been absorbed into London)
If you're not sure whether your parish is now in London or the County of Surrey, you can check the county list at the foot of this page or ask me .
USEFUL LINKS FOR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH IN SURREY:
Old Surrey maps 1610-1760 (reproductions) can be purchased on-line from the Surrey Heritage shop
Early 19thC map of Guildford:
West Surrey map 1885:
East Surrey map 1885:
View archive photos of Surrey from the Francis Frith collection.
Elmbridge e-museum (covers the history of Weybridge, Cobham, Stoke D'Abernon, Claygate, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Oxshott, Thames Ditton, Long Ditton, Hinchley Wood and East & West Molesey).
HISTORIC WEATHER CONDITIONS
The Booty Weather site has information about weather conditions in specific years or ranges of years - use this link to select a particular span of years . The website covers the whole of the UK, but entries for individual months and years refer to weather affecting southern counties.
SURREY WAR MEMORIALS
Addlestone WW1 War Dead - with names index.
Banstead War Memorial - WW1 names index, WW2 names index. Browse lists of names (near bottom of page).
Byfleet War Memorial - WW1 browse by name; WW2 browse by name.
Claygate War Memorial - browse by name (below photos of war memorial - scroll down page for details of those commemorated)
Croydon WW1 Roll of Honour - search by name
Croydon WW1 Roll of Honour - browse by year
Croydon WW2 Roll of Honour - search by name
Croydon WW2 Roll of Honour - browse by year
Godalming WW1 Roll of Honour - browse by name (2 sections: scanned pages of the original 1919 Roll of Honour and separate Centenary Supplement to the Roll of Honour, which includes additional information).
West Byfleet War Memorial - photos of memorial; names also on Byfleet war memorial.
(The Surrey War Memorials list under construction: please let me know if your town or village is researching men listed on your war memorial and has a website/can provide information to relatives, or seeks further details from family members.)
PARISHES in the COUNTY OF SURREY:
Alfold, Ash, Ashford, Ash Vale, Ashtead, Bagshot, Banstead, Barnes, Beddington, Belmont, Benhilton, Bentley, Betchworth, Bisley, Blackheath, Chilworth, Bletchingley, Blindley Heath, Bookham, Botleys & Lyne, Bourne, Bramley, Brockham Green, Brookwood, Buckland, Burgh Heath, Burpham, Burstow, Busbridge, Byfleet, West Byfleet, Camberley, Capel, Carshalton, Caterham, Chaldon, Charlwood, Cheam, Chipstead, Chobham, Churt, Clandon, Claygate, Cobham, Coldharbour, Compton, Coombe (New Malden), Coulsdon, Cove, Cranleigh, Crondall, Crookham, Crowhurst, Croydon, Cuddington, Ditton (Thames Ditton; Long Ditton), Dorking, Epsom, Esher, Ewell, Ewhurst, Ewshott, Farleigh, Farnborough, Farncombe, Farnham, Felbridge, Fetcham, Fleet, Frensham, Frimley, Frimley Green, Gatton, Godalming, Godstone, Grafham, Grayshott, Grayswood, Guildford, Hackbridge, Hale, Ham, Hambledon, Hascombe, Haslemere, Hatchford, Hawley, Headley, Hersham, Hinchley Wood, Hindhead, Holmbury, Holmwood, Hook, Horley, Horne, Horsell, Horsley (East Horsley & West Horsley) Hurst Green, Kenley, Kew, Kingston, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Hill, Kingston Vale, Kingswood, Knaphill, Laleham, Leatherhead, Leigh, Lightwater, Limpsfield, Lingfield, Littleton, Loxwood, Long Cross, Lowfield Heath, Lyne, Malden, Merrow, Merstham, Merton, Mickleham, Milford, Minley, Mitcham, Molesey, Morden, Mortlake, New Haw, New Malden, Newdigate, Norbiton, Norbury, Nork, Nutfield, Oatlands, Ockham, Ockley, Okewood, Ottershaw, Outwood, Oxshott, Oxted, Peaslake, Peper Harow, Petersham, Pirbright, Purley, Puttenham, Pyrford, Ranmore, Raynes Park, Redhill, Reigate, Richmond, Riddlesdown, Ripley, Roundshaw, Rowledge, St Helier (Morden), Salfords, Sanderstead, Seale, Selhurst ,Selsdon, Send, Shackleford, Shalford, Shamley Green, Sheen, Sheerwater, Shepperton, Shere, Shirley, Shottermill, Sidlow Bridge, Spring Park, Staines, Stanwell, Stoke next Guildford, Stoke dAbernon, Stoke d'Abernon, Stoneleigh, Stoughton, Sunbury, Surbiton, Sutton, Tadworth, Tandridge, Tatsfield, Tattenham Corner, Thornton Heath, Thorpe, Thursley, Tilford, Titsey, Tolworth, Tongham, Valley End, Chobham, Virginia Water, Waddon, Wallington, Walton on Thames, Walton on the Hill, Wanborough, Warlingham, West End, Westcott, Weston, Wimbledon, Windlesham, Wisley, Witley, Woking, Woldingham, Wonersh, Woodham, Woodmansterne, Woodside (Croydon), Worcester Park, Worplesdon, Wotton, Wrecclesham, Wyke.