These pages will help you find out more about the local history and archaeology of places in Surrey.
These articles, or theme pages, have been written by local people, groups and societies. They provide an introduction to the local history of an area. More are being added all the time.
The markers in the map let you know there is a theme about that place. Zoom in to see more markers. Click on a marker and follow the link to start exploring.
Don’t see your parish, village or town on the map? Why not write about its history and send it to us.
You can also explore by district. This links through to all pages currently written about places within each borough or district.
Use the search box at the top right above to find pages written on the local history of an area, and to search for records about the place from our database.
The A-Z section lists all the places which we have theme pages on, and gives a quick link to each.
On the map the Search option (open the left hand bar by double clicking on the dots in the green side bar) lets you explore by post code. There are more notes below the map to explain what else you can see.
At the moment, this site concentrates on the current administrative county of Surrey. We do hold some records related to the historic county. You can find out more here.
Surrey Rootsweb Mailing List is a forum for anyone interested in researching genealogy and local history in the historic County of Surrey. The forum welcomes newcomers with an interest in any part of the ancient County of Surrey including those places administered as London Boroughs e.g. Croydon, Kingston, Camberwell, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Newington, Southwark, Lambeth, Battersea and Wandsworth. Click here to find out more.
West Surrey Family History Society (http://www.wsfhs.org/) For everyone with an interest in family history including those whose family history interests are elsewhere but who would like to attend local meetings in West Surrey.
The objectives of the Society are to collect, index, co-ordinate, publish and make accessible, in the interests of genealogy, any documents or records relating to the ancient County of Surrey; to promote the preservation of such documents or records; to encourage the study of genealogy; to assist educationally, by lectures or otherwise, in record research.