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Welcome to the East Surrey FHS

For the past forty three years the East Surrey Family History Society has been helping members trace their family history whether they have family connections to the East Surrey area or enjoy attending events connected with family, social or local history.

If you are new to family history then we can help put you on the path to good research. Not all records are available on the internet and some of those are very confusing. If you are more experienced then we can reinforce your knowledge with additional information or techniques.

Joining a family history society means that you can meet like-minded People with the same enthusiasm for this fascinating subject, ready to pass on tips and hints from their own research.


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New ESFHS publications




The Society has started to produce a new series of reprints from Pigot’s Commercial Directory for Surrey of 1839. The first titles to be printed are:

Banstead, Epsom & Leatherhead with Chipstead, Ewell, Great Bookham, Ashstead & neighbourhoods

Battersea, Stockwell & Wandsworth

Blechingley, Godstone & Reigate (with Nutfield, Limpsfield, Oxted, Tandridge, Gatton, Merstham & neighbourhoods)

Croydon & Beddington

Kingston with Ham, Thames Ditton & Long Ditton.

Streatham and Tooting with Norwood & neighbourhoods


The reprint comprises of an introduction to the county of Surrey, a description of the individual places with a list of inhabitants under diverse occupations such as nobility, gentry and clergy, dyers and scourers and straw hat makers. Just think, your ancestor may be listed here. Also included are some advertisements of the time e.g. Colley’s Sicilian Cream for the growth of the hair!


They will be available from our bookstall at events and fairs or can be downloaded as PDFs from the online shop at GenFair Reprints are priced at £3.


Also available on GenFair are the PDFs of many of our older publications which used to be in either fiche or CD format. These are another valuable source of information on our ancestors.