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Surrey History Centre

Are you lucky enough to have Surrey ancestors? If you want to know more about how and where they lived, Surrey History Centre is the ideal place to trace your ancestral journey. Based in in Woking, we collect and preserve the records of Surrey's past and present, documenting the story of the county and its people from the 12th century to the 21st century.

Come and discover a wealth of valuable sources for family history research: from Quarter Sessions papers to parish registers, workhouse records to land tax returns, family papers to records of the Surrey Regiments. And don’t forget our local studies collections that encompass a range of books, pamphlets, photographs, trade directories and back copies of newspapers.

We also provide free access to Ancestry, Findmypast and the British Newspaper Archive in our searchroom.

So why not pay us a visit? Our helpful team are always happy to help you discover more about your Surrey ancestors!