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Surrey Genealogy and Family History

This group is for everyone interested in family history and local history in the ancient County of Surrey, England, including south London areas of Southwark, Lambeth, Battersea, Camberwell, Bermondsey, Newington, Rotherhithe and Wandsworth.

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Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2016

Surrey Resources and Organisations

The picture is of St Michael's church, Yorktown, Surrey. It must have been taken before 1930 when the road in the right hand corner foreground was lowered some ten to fifteen feet to level the hill making it safer for the growing number of motor vehicles!!

IGI Cover for Surrey including South London areas of the County
Genuki for Surrey
Exploring Surrey's Past

Surrey History Centre

London Metropolitan Archives
Southwark Local Studies Library
Lambeth Archives
Croydon Local Studies
Sutton Local Studies and Archives
Kingston on Thames Local History Room
Richmond, Surrey, Local History and Heritage
Wandsworth Heritage (at Battersea Library)
More Local Studies in Surrey Libraries

West Surrey Family History Society
East Surrey Family History Society

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George William Anderson born 1836 ?Uplands Farm Wootton

Started by Carol Miller. Last reply by Denise Underwood Aug 11, 2013. 6 Replies

My gr gr grandfather was suposed to have been born at Uplands farm  near Wootton Surrey.1836 or 7.His parents John  and Amelia LaMott Anderson.He apprenticed as a baker in Dorking and had to return…Continue

East and West Horsley and Mortlake

Started by roger. Last reply by roger Dec 27, 2010. 2 Replies

Hello all Need some advice/ help I have traced back the Tyrrell line until 1804/05.  I have a found a Daniel Tyrrell born in either 1805 or 1804.  Different researchers differ.  However both have…Continue

Chertsey Poor Law Union admission and discharge books

Started by Jill Hyams Nov 20, 2009. 0 Replies

The indexes, 1894-1932, are now available online at down to the bottom of the page to download indexes in PDF format.The…Continue

Tags: of, Guardians, Ottershaw, Board, registers

Woking war dead

Started by Jill Hyams Nov 4, 2009. 0 Replies

The Exploring Surrey’s Past website now contains a section on Woking Borough’s First World War memorials, with photographs of the memorials and a database of the men listed on them. The database…Continue

Tags: First World War, Woking, war memorials


Started by Fred Close. Last reply by Nivard Ovington Sep 27, 2009. 1 Reply

I have come across several wills that were proved in Surrey the late 1700's. Two have my special interest as they provide ongoing funds to one of my ancestors.William Brasier died and his will was…Continue

Banstead Parish Registers

Started by Joy French Sep 17, 2009. 0 Replies

Banstead Parish RegistersThe early Banstead Parish Registers can be found in an online book entitled: The Registers of Banstead, in the county of Surrey. 1547-1789.This book is available in its…Continue

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Surrey resources - Exploring Surrey's Past website

Started by Jill Hyams. Last reply by Ann Sargeant Aug 11, 2009. 1 Reply

Not a geneaology site but contains lots of interesting and useful information about people and places in Surrey:…Continue

Tags: local history, museums, archives, history, Surrey

Surrey resources - Buckland, Surrey, website

Started by Jill Hyams Aug 10, 2009. 0 Replies

This site contains some really interesting information about the village's history, as well as 1841-1901 census returns and a list of surname interests:…Continue

Tags: census, Surrey, Buckland

Haynes/ Wood/ Brookman of Surrey and Middlesex

Started by Barbara Stevens Jul 31, 2009. 0 Replies

I haven't posted here before but thought I would jump in and post my Surrey families. These people are my maternal grandfather's family.Benjamin Haynes, born Dec 1, 1776 in in Surrey and married Anna…Continue

Tags: brookman, wood, haynes

Albert Charles EVANS born 1869 Lambeth

Started by Linda Moorhouse. Last reply by Linda Moorhouse Jul 24, 2009. 4 Replies

Hello,I am trying to find a birth for Albert Charles EVANS about 1869 - his army papers state that he was born at Lambeth.Thanks,LindaContinue

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Comment by Helen Pust on February 28, 2016 at 10:33am

My grandfather Charles Henry Louder's family lived in Redhill.  Their surname has changed a few times. eg. Loader, Lodder, Lowder, Louden was the last name he used as it was a mistake in transcription.  His father was James Lowder and mother was Eliza Kent.  I have been trying to find grandfathers birth place as on most documents I find it has "born at sea".  I did get a certificate through and showed Redhill as birth place.  He was baptised at St. John's and his father James Lowder living at 19 Grove Road, Redhill, Surrey.  On the documents it shows his father as born in Scotland but I can't find his birth place.  I'm looking for any info regarding this family; occupations, parents, death notices or anything about their history.   Thank you for any help you can give me.

Yours Helen Pust

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Comment by Jill Hyams on February 1, 2013 at 8:13am

Surrey Heritage's Marvels of the Month for February are now online at and on display in the Surrey History Centre foyer. This month, we celebrate 'Your Paintings' and a literary connection, highlight the historical significance of seals, and discover an affectionate side to Surrey politician, Henry Goulburn.

Comment by Jill Hyams on January 3, 2013 at 10:53am

We're delighted to announce the relaunch of Exploring Surrey's Past which has a brand new look and feel, with additional content and features that can be easily browsed on smartphones and tablets. New items, such as image galleries and historic maps, are being added on a regular basis, so do keep visiting, and let us know what you think of the new website at

Comment by Jill Hyams on October 4, 2012 at 3:01am

Just a reminder that the searchroom at Surrey History Centre will be closed for research this Saturday, 6 October, because of the Surrey Heritage Celebration Open Day.

Comment by Jill Hyams on September 19, 2012 at 5:32am
Surrey Heritage Celebration, Saturday 6 October 2012. Come along and celebrate our Archive of the Year 2012 award with a day of free events at Surrey History Centre, Woking, from 10.00 to 15.30. Includes children's craft events, a family history helpdesk, behind-the-scenes tours of our archives, and much more. The day will also include our Surrey Heritage Annual Lecture. Please note that the Search Room will be closed for research during this event. Free parking and refreshments. More info at
Comment by Jill Hyams on September 19, 2012 at 5:29am
Surrey Heritage and partners invite you a free event to celebrate Warlingham’s past and meet the people and organisations who care for it. Join us for an afternoon of talks, exhibitions and ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions to learn more about the past in Warlingham and surrounding areas, covering historic buildings, local history, family history, archaeology and museums. More info at
Comment by Jill Hyams on June 8, 2012 at 5:04am

Are you planning to come along to the Military Roadshow at Surrey History Centre this Saturday, 9 June? Don't forget, there's also an excellent talk by military historians, Andy Robertshaw and Steve Roberts. More details at and

Comment by Jill Hyams on May 4, 2012 at 2:58am

Everything is sorted and Surrey History Centre is open for business today (Fri 4 May)!

Comment by Jill Hyams on May 3, 2012 at 2:20pm

We've been having power supply problems so, if you're planning to come to Surrey History Centre tomorrow (Fri 4 May), please tel 01483 518737 prior to your visit. We are closed on Saturday 5 May (as it's a Bank Holiday weekend) and will re-open at 09.30 on Tuesday 8 May.

Comment by Jill Hyams on March 12, 2012 at 2:04pm

Did your ancestor serve time in Surrey County Gaol? An online index to the register of prison deaths, 1798–1878, is now available on the Surrey History Centre website. The gaol in Horsemonger Lane, Newington, was Surrey’s principal prison and place of execution up to its closure in 1878, housing up to 300 criminals and debtors.


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