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Records, indexes and catalogues

  • Surrey records online - search for images of thousands of documents published online in partnership with Ancestry; school records on Findmypast; and free indexes on this website.
  • Collections Catalogue to search the full text of Surrey History Centre's online catalogue of archive holdings (SURCAT). This now includes the contents of the Francis Frith photographs, Illustrations, Robert Barclay Illustrations, Library Maps, Loseley Letters and Sale Particulars databases. Over 18,000 records also now have linked images. These catalogue records are also available on the Exploring Surrey's Past website (see below).
  • Archives Index a summary guide to all the archives held at Surrey History Centre.
  • Exploring Surrey's Past also contains the data from Surrey History Centre's online catalogue of archive holdings and our Journals database. You can also use Exploring Surrey's Past to search Surrey's Historic Environment Record and records from a number of partner museums and local history organisations.

Books and pamphlets

Popular research guides

The National Archives 'Discovery'

  • The National Archives - Discovery search includes the Manorial Documents Register for the locations of manorial records relating to Surrey, the National Register of Archives containing information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history, and Access to Archives.

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