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The East Surrey Family History Society

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7 Beaconsfield Road, Epsom Downs,
Epsom, KT18 6HA

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* Please note: The Society is unable to undertake family research other than those services offered to members, as described in our Handbook.
Some local records and archives centres offer research services, see the listings with a '#' below.
Also see the website of the
Association of Genealogists and Researchers.

Our Lingfield Research Centre can be used by Non Members, see the LRC page for details.

For the West Surrey Family History Society visit

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(In alphabetical order)

You are strongly recommended to check opening times before visiting.

Banstead Local History Centre,
Banstead Library,The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead, SM7 2AW
Opening times - see website
Tel: 0300 200 1001
Email - see the website

Caterham and District Local History Centre,
Caterham Valley Library, Stafford Rd, Caterham Surrey CR3 6JG
Opening times - see website
Tel: 0300 2001001
Email - use the website contact form
Website: > Recreation heritage and culture > Archives and history > Local history centres in Surrey libraries > Caterham and District Local History Centre
Covers Caterham, Chaldon, Chelsham, Farleigh, Warlingham, Whyteleafe and Woldingham

Croydon Local Studies & Archives Service
Central Library, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St, Croydon, CR9 1ET.
Opening times: - see the CLS & AS webpage. The Research Room is now on the ground floor.
Tel: 020 8726 6900 Ext. 61112
E-mail: localstudies @
Covers Addington, Addiscombe, Broad Green, Coulsdon, Purley, Norbury, South & Upper Norwood, Sanderstead, Shirley, Thornton Heath & Waddon

East Surrey Museum
1 Stafford Rd, Caterham Surrey CR3 6JG
Opening times: - see the ESM website.
Tel: 01883 340275
E-mail: eastsurreymuseum @

Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Centre
Ewell library, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Epsom, KT17 1UF
Opening times: - see the website.

Tel: 0300 200 1001
Email: libraries @

Horley Local History Centre
Horley Library, Victoria Rd, Horley, Surrey RH6 7AG
Tel: 01293 784141
Covers Burstow, Leigh, Merstham, Nutfield, Charlwood, Horley
Closed Mon. Tues/Fri 9.30-8 Wed 9.30-1 Sat 9.30-4

Kingston Local History Room and Archives Service
Room 46, North Kingston Centre, Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5PE
Opening times: - see the website.
Tel: 0208 547 6738

Kingston Museum
Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2PS
Tel: 0208 547 5006
Opening times: - see the website.

Lambeth Archives
Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Rd, London SE5 9QY
Tel: 020 7926 6076
Open Mon 1-8 Tues/Thurs 10-6 Fri 10-1 Sat 9-5
Covers Lambeth, Brixton, Kennington, W Norwood, Vauxhall & Waterloo Clapham* & Streatham* (*also covered by Wandsworth)
# Lambeth Archives will undertake research within their records for a fee.

Lingfield Local History
The Hayward Memorial Local History Centre, The Guest House, Lingfield, Surrey RH76
Tel: 01342 832058
Information available via Website at:
Covering Lingfield, Dormansland and parishes within the RH7 postal code

London Family History Centre
See also LDS Family History Centres below)
64-68 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PA Currently located in the Reading Room of The National Archives.
The London Family History Centre South Kensington closed in August 2011 - see the LFHC website for information.

Tel: 020 7589 8561
Email: uk_london @

London Metropolitan Archives
(formerly the Greater London Records Office or GLRO)
40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB
Opening times: - see the website.
Tel: 020 7332 3820
Email: LMA @
Covers Middlesex parishes & London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth
# The LMA will undertake research within their records for a fee.

Merton Local Studies
Merton Civic Centre, London Rd, Morden Surrey SM4 5DX
Tel 020 8545 3239
Open Mon /Weds10-7 Tues/Fri/Sat 10-5 Thurs 10-1
Covers: Merton, Mitcham, Morden & Wimbledon

The National Archives (TNA),
Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Surrey TW9 4DU
Tel: 020 8876 3444
Opening times: - see the website.
PRO documents online site for wills

Redhill Centre for Local & Family History
Redhill Library, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1NN
Opening times: - see the website.
Email: redhill.information @
Covers Redhill, Reigate, Merstham, Gatton, Nutfield, Bletchingley, Buckland, Leigh, Earlswood, Salfords, Sidlow

Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Collection
The Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond Surrey TW9 1TP
Opening times: - see the website.
Tel: 020 8332 6820
Email: localstudies @
Covers all of Richmond upon Thames, Barnes, Ham, Kew, Mortlake, Petersham & East Sheen

Southwark Local History Library
211 Borough High St, London SE1 1JA
Opening times: - see the website.
Tel: 0207 525 0232
Email: local.history.library @
Covers - Bermondsey, Camberwell, Christchurch, Newington, Walworth, Rotherhithe and the Southwark parishes of St George the Martyr, St John Horsleydown, St Olave, St Thomas & St Saviour.

Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Rd, Woking, Surrey GU21 1ND
Opening times: - see the website.
Tel: 01483 518737
Website: and click on the recreation, heritage and culture link.
Covers Surrey parishes not covered by the London Metropolitan Archives

Sutton Local Studies Centre
Central Library, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey
Opening times: - see the website.
Tel: 020 8770 4747
Email: localstudies @
twitter @SuttonArchives
Website: and go to Libraries
Archive catalogue:
Covers Beddington, Carshalton, Cheam, Sutton, Wallington & Worcester Park.
This is a designated library for Genealogy.

# Sutton Local Studies will carry out research for a fee.

Wandsworth Heritage Service
Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, SW11 1JB
Opening times: - see the website.
Tel: 020 8871 7753
Email: heritage @
Archive Catalogue:
Covers Battersea, Clapham, Streatham, Putney, Roehampton, Tooting & Wandsworth

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Other organisations and information sources
(In alphabetical order)

Some of the places below are not open to the public and the addresses are for postal enquiries only.

1871 Indexes
Clive Ayton, PO Box 19 West PDO Nottingham, NG8 5JE (send SAE with enquiries)

Baptist Historical Society
Web site:

Bishopsgate Institute - important collections on the history of London and the labour, co-operative, freethought and humanist movements
230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH
Web site:

Bourne Society - local history in Caterham, Chaldon, Chelsham, Chipstead, Coulsdon, Farleigh, Godstone, Kenley, Purley, Sanderstead, Warlingham, Whyteleafe and Woldingham
Web site:

Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York
Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
Tel:(01904) 321166
Web site:

British Library
96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
Tel: 020 7412 7332
Web site:

British Library Newspaper Library
Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5HE
The reading room here closed on 8th November 2013 and future access will be at the British Library, St Pancras - see details.

College of Arms
Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BT

Companies Registration Office for England & Wales
Companies House, Crown Way, Cardiff CF4 3UZ

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7DX
Tel: 01628 634221

Corporation Of London Record Office
PO Box 270, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ
Tel: 020 7332 1251 Fax: 020 77108682
Email: clro @
Web site:

Dr Williams' Library
(first established in 1742; includes information on non-conformist groups, ministers, chapels and congregations)
14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AG
Web site:

Domestic Buildings Research Group (Surrey)
Martin Higgins
Manor Cottage, The Street,
Betchworth RH3 7LS
Tel: 01737 843879
Web site:

Federation Of Family History Societies
Administrator FFHS, PO Box 2425 Coventry, CV5 6YX
Tel: 07041492032
Email: info @
Web site:

General Register Office For Scotland
New Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YT
Tel: 0131334 0380 Fax: 0131 314 4400
Web site:

General Register Office (Northern Ireland)
Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4HL
Tel: 028 9025 2021/22/23/24 Fax: 028 9025 2044
Web site:

GOONS (Guild of one name studies)
Box G 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Rd, London, EC1M 7BA
Email: guild @

Guildhall Library
Aidermanbury, London EC2P 2EJ
Tel: 020 7332 1863 Fax: 020 7600 3384
Email: manuscripts.guildhall @

Historical Manuscripts Commission (included National Register of Archives and Manorial Records)
The HMC and the PRO merged to form The National Archives (TNA) in 2003
Web site:

Huguenot Library
140 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 new Tel: TBA
Email: s.massil @
Web site:
Also see
and Huguenot & Walloon Research Association

Irish Genealogical Research Society
8 Stratford Avenue, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0EP
Web site:

Institute Of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies
79-82 Northgate, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1BA
Web site:

Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ
Email: docs @

LDS Family History Centres   (other than London - above) see their website
East Surrey and surrounding area includes:
- Wandsworth: 149 Nightingale Lane, London SW12 Tel: 020 8673 6741
- Crawley: Old Horsham Road, Crawley, West Sussex Tel: 01293 516151

Ministry Of Defence Personnel Records
CS(R)2, Bourne Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1 RF

National Archives Of Ireland
Bishop Street, Dublin 8, Republic Of Ireland
Tel: 00 35 31 478 3711
Web site:

National Archives Of Scotland
HM General Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YY
Tel: 0131 535 1314 Fax: 0131557 9569
Web site:

National Map Centre
22-24 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QU
Web site:

National Maritime Museum
Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Tel: 020 8858 4422

National Register Of Archives (including Manorial Records)
See Historical Manuscripts Commission above

Post Office Archives
Freeling House, Mount Pleasant, London EC1A 1BB

Probate Search (microfiche indexes now at the NA – see above)
The Postal Searches and Copies Department
Leeds District Probate Registry,
York House, York Place, Leeds LS1 2BA
Tel: 0113 389 6133

Public Record Office (PRO) - see National Archives

Public Record Office For Northern Ireland
66 Balmoral Avenue, Belfast BT9 6NY
Tel: (+44) 028 9025 5905 Fax: (+44) 028 9025 5999
Web site:

Register Office, General, of Ireland
Government Offices, Convent Road, Roscommon, Republic Of Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 90 6632900
Web site:

Society Of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Rd, London EC1M 7BA
General enquiries Tel: 020 7702 5480

Surrey Archaeological Society
Castle Arch, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3SX

Thames Waterman & Lightermen records and
Thames & Medway riverside parish records

Rob Cottrell, "Sudbury", New Barn Road,
Longfield, Kent DA3 7JE
(send SAE with enquiries)

Westminster Archives Centre
10 St Ann's Street, London SW1P 2DE
Tel: 020 7641 5180

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(In alphabetical order)
Some of these are small societies and a stamped addressed reply envelope
is normally appreciated when writing to them for information.

Anglo - German FHS
20 Skylark Rise, Plymouth, Devon PL6 7SN

Catholic FHS
45 Gates Green Road, West Wickham, Kent BR4 9DE

Families in British India Society
81 Rosewood Avenue, Elm Park, Hornchurch Essex RM12 5LD

Genealogical Society of Utah (UK)
185 Penns Lane, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 1JU

Huguenot & Walloon Research Association
Malmaison, Church Street, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire SN8 3PE
Also see Huguenot Library

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Finchley Synagogue, Kinloss Gardens, London N3 3DU

Open University (A173 and other courses)
The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6AA

Romany & Traveller FHS
Sec. Margaret Montgomery, 7 Park Rise, Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 3RT


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