The area covered by East Surrey FHS includes the ancient parishes along the Thames, from Rotherhithe to Thames Ditton and then southwards to include Chessington, Leatherhead, Fetcham, Mickleham, Betchworth, Leigh and Newdigate and all parishes eastwards. If you live in, or have ancestors in any of these parishes you would be most welcome to join us.

The Society has its own research centre based at Lingfield, where it offers a drop-in help service, although inquiries online are welcome. Most months there is also a live meeting held here. More informal meetings are held at the National Archives on a Saturday afternoon and there is at least one talk a month hosted on Zoom. Most of these talks are recorded and played at the other end of the day so members from North America and Australasia can join us.

Our quarterly journal includes a variety of contributions, including comprehensive reports of our talks on Zoom for those not having internet access.

In 2023 in addition to our regular meetings we held an enjoyable creative writing course, organised a number of Surrey walks and other visits and held our first online transcription event. As a result, we are delighted to announce that an index of the Netherne Hospital Burial Register will be available from the Surrey History Centre in the New Year.

This is our third virtual fair so we are on our way to becoming an established part of the genealogical calendar.