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Our archives and books

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. 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.
  • Archives Index is no longer available. Please use the collections catalogue to search descriptions of documents, maps, illustrations and photographs 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

  • Library catalogue to search for printed books and pamphlets at Surrey History Centre.

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.

Files available to download

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