Surrey Research Resources

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Surrey is a county in the South East of England and one of the home counties. The county borders Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, and Berkshire, and its historic county town is Guildford. Surrey County Council sits extraterritorially at Kingston upon Thames, part of Greater London since 1965.

The Anglo-Saxon period saw the emergence of the shire's internal division into 14 hundreds, which continued until Victorian times. These were the hundreds of Blackheath, Copthorne, Effingham Half-Hundred, Elmbridge, Farnham, Godalming, Godley, Kingston, Reigate, Tandridge, Wallington, Woking and Wotton.

The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, and parts of Lewisham (Hatcham) and Bromley (Penge) were in Surrey until 1889, and Croydon,Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton, and Richmond upon Thames south of the River Thames, in Greater London, were part of Surrey until 1965 at which point the county gained its first area north of the Thames, Spelthorne, from defunct Middlesex.

Today's Surrey is divided into 11 districts (ten of which are boroughs): Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking. Services such as roads, mineral extraction licensing, education, strategic waste and recycling infrastructure, births marriages and deaths registration, aspects of health services and most social and children's services are within the remit of Surrey County Council.[1]

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Reference Resources

Genealogy Resources

  • FamilySearch Wiki entry: Surrey Geneology
  • FamilySearch index of Online Records for Surrey, England
  • UK Genealogy Archive (UKGA) enrtry: Surrey, England
  • Registration Districts in Surrey: Surrey, England
  • Surrey County Council Family Records.
  • Surrey History Centre. Collects and rescues archives and printed materials relating to Surrey's past.
  • GENUKI entry; Surrey, England
  • British History Online catalogue for the south-east
  • Surrey Cemetery Records Free cemetery records
  • Exploring Surrey's Past - the free searchable indexes are a good place to start if you’re trying to find a Surrey ancestor.
  • RootsChat Forum entries for Surrey, England
  • The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex is maintained by volunteers and contains the records of the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex that are more than 70 years old and in the public domain. It was launched in May 2003 and is continually being updated with more information about the Weald as it becomes available from transcriptions of Census data, Parish records, Pictures, Photographs, Maps, Books and many other documents.
  • West Surrey Family History Society website.
  • East Surrey Family History Society website.
  • Gravestone Photographic Resource grave monument locations for Surrey
  • Surrey Plus Wills Index on Rootsweb
  • Protestation Returns for the Surrey Hundreds of Reigate and Tandridge here

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Please remove link to the category for Brixton Hundred which has been deleted.
posted by Stephen Heathcote
Thanks Stephen, this has been done :)
Protestation Returns for the Surrey Hundreds of Reigate and Tandridge are available here:

posted by Andrew Turvey