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Research your family history

Coronavirus: due to the coronavirus outbreak, all Surrey Libraries are closed

Please read this urgent statement about Surrey's library service including information about loans and renewals.

You can access our online library services: Free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and newspapers as well as other resources that can be accessed at home

Shut but still open

We have published a list of online services, activities and fun things for both children and adults to do whilst at home.

Libraries from home for children and young people

Libraries from home for adults

Local History Centres

There are seven Local History Centres in Surrey libraries. Each provides a collection of research materials relating to the surrounding area.

You can use the resources of the local history centres at any time that these libraries are open. Better still, visit when enthusiastic volunteers with local knowledge are there to help you use the resources and equipment..Research your familiy history

Surrey History Centre  

Visit the Surrey History Centre and try some useful websites with family history links and help sheets. You will be guided through some useful online indexes including our Surrey History Centre's catalogue.

Online reference shelf

Discover what Ancestry and Find My Past have to offer, free to use in libraries from our online reference shelf.

Look at the 1881 and 1901 censuses and find out what other records are now available online.