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Research your family history

Surrey libraries have reopened

Surrey County Council has reopened thirteen libraries as part of a programme to gradually reopen across the county from 6 July, in line with Government guidance. The first libraries to reopen were Camberley, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Horley, Oxted, Redhill, Staines, Weybridge and Woking.

We're working hard to start reopening services in other libraries and further updates will be posted on our Coronavirus information page, which also includes information about what services are available, which services are paused, and the safety measures in place.

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.