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Surrey records online


Records online on Ancestry.co.uk

  • Most of our Surrey Church of England parish registers 1538 to 1987 (baptisms to 1912, marriages to 1937 and burials to 1987) are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Surrey electoral registers 1832-1962 are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Surrey Land Tax Returns 1780-1832 are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Surrey Jury-Qualified Freeholders and Copyholders Lists 1696-1824 are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Surrey Licensed Victuallers Registers 1785-1903 are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Brookwood Hospital, Woking, admission registers 1867-1900 are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Holloway Sanatorium, Egham, admission registers 1885-1899 are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Calendars of prisoners whose cases were heard at Surrey Quarter Sessions and Assizes 1848-1902 are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Queen's Royal West Surrey and East Surrey Regiments enlistment and transfer-in registers, 1920-1947; Queen's Royal West Surrey and East Surrey Regiments World War II honours indexes; and Queen's Royal West Surrey and East Surrey Regiments and The London Regiment, 21st-24th Battalions, nominal rolls of officers, 1914-1919 are available to search and view online on Ancestry.co.uk.

Ancestry.co.uk can be used free of charge by Surrey Libraries members in all Surrey Libraries and at Surrey History Centre.


Records online on Findmypast.co.uk

  • Pre 1914 school admission registers and log books from 154 schools in Surrey are available to search and view online on www.findmypast.co.uk.
  • Surrey Recruitment Registers 1908-1933 are available to search online on Findmypast.co.uk.
  • Surrey Quarter Sessions 1780-1820 are available to search online on Findmypast.co.uk.
  • Surrey Military Tribunals 1915-1918 are available to search online on Findmypast.co.uk.
  • The Surrey Marriage Index, created by the West Surrey Family History Society, is available to search online on Findmypast.co.uk.  This is an index to marriages 1538-1837 for the ancient county of Surrey.  

Findmypast.co.uk can be used free of charge by Surrey Libraries members in all Surrey Libraries and at Surrey History Centre.

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Indexes on this website

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* These indexes can also be searched together on the Exploring Surrey's Past website.


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Original records

The original records, on paper and parchment, are all held in Surrey History Centre in Woking where they are preserved in temperature and humidity controlled strongrooms. Through these partnerships, these precious documents have become far more accessible to researchers around the world whilst at the same time protecting and preserving the fragile originals for future generations.

Members of Surrey libraries can search the records for their Surrey ancestors free of charge in any local library in the county and subscribers to Ancestry.co.uk and Findmypast.co.uk across the world can view them in the comfort of their own home.

Visitors to Surrey History Centre have the advantage of free use of Ancestry.co.uk and Findmypast.co.uk, and in addition can consult all the other original records held by the Centre to find out more about their ancestors and the communities in which they lived. New computers at the Centre have some equipment to allow easier use by people with disabilities.

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