The main resource for family history in Surrey is the Surrey History Centre (the County Record Office). There are specialist staff at the Centre who can advise regarding your enquiry, and the major historical resources for the county are held there, so it is the best starting point.
It is always advisable to book before you visit Surrey History Centre.
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking GU21 6ND
Tel: 01483 518737
www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyhistoryservice Opens in a new window
Surrey History Centre Normal Opening Hours
The Centre is closed on Sundays and Bank Holiday weekends (including Saturdays).
You will need a Surrey County Libraries ticket or a County Archive Research Network (CARN) card to use our collections. If you do not have either of these, you will need to bring something official as proof of ID and address, such as a driving licence or bank statement.
What services can the Surrey Heath Museum offer?
However, Surrey Heath Museum holds a number of records relating to the history of the area including a selection of old local ratebooks (mainly Frimley and Camberley but a few for the rural areas of the Borough); some historic maps, editions of the Camberley News for many of the years between 1920 - 1968 and a database of many local buildings showing date of construction and builder where known.
We also hold local history resource files on a variety of topics and a collection of historic photographs. A research appointment is required to consult these, and a week's notice is appreciated as space is limited. Alternatively, you can send in an enquiry by e-mail, telephone or letter although we are unable to undertake detailed research. At busy times, such as the change of an exhibition, the response to an enquiry is likely to take longer, but we will always try to help.