These Surrey family history records and resources, all available online, will help you trace your Surrey genealogy and local history.
- Surrey History Centre
The official archive centre. Find out what records they hold at the archive and online.
BMDs & Parish Records
Burials & Cemeteries
- Kingston and Surbiton Burial Records
Kingston Burial Records is a searchable index of burials for the London borough of Kingston upon Thames and Surbiton from 1855-2003. The records are free and the site is operated by the local council.
- Surrey Cemetery Photos
- Surrey Cemetery Records
Census, Land & Tax Records
- Surrey Census 1841-1921
Search the entire census collection that’s currently available to the public. Plus the 1939 Register which includes over 1.2 million individuals in this census substitute for Surrey.
Criminals and Convicts
- Criminal Ancestor Records
- Richmond Poor Law Union Applications
- Surrey County Gaol Deaths 1798-1878
This index to the register of deaths in the County Gaol 1798 – 1878 gives name, age, date of death and occupation. The original register (Ref QS5/4/7/24) also gives the offence and the cause of death (including executions). The records are available for free in a PDF file which you’ll need to download.
- Surrey Court Cases 1391-1835
An index of cases from 4 separate Surrey courts.
- Surrey Quarter Sessions 1780-1820
- Bygone Surrey
- Exploring Surrey’s Past
Exploring Surrey’s Past allows users to explore the people, places, events and times of historical Surrey. An excellent resource for anyone interested in Surrey and its history.
- GENUKI Surrey
- Surrey Archaeological Society
- The Weald
Migration & Passenger Lists
- Migration and Immigration
Did your ancestors migrate to another country? Search millions of records to see if they did.
- British Military Records
- Surrey Regiment/s
- Surrey Military Indexes
- Surrey Military Tribunals 1915-1918
- Surrey Musters 1544-1599
- Surrey Recruitment Registers 1908-1933
- Surrey Roll of Honour
- Surrey WWI Memorials
- Surrey WWII Memorials
- Surrey Newspaper Collection
Search your ancestors’ stories from the West Surrey Times, Surrey Mirror, Surry Advertiser and the Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser.
Photos and Postcards
Poor Law Records
- Croydon Workhouse Records
- Guildford Workhouse Records
- Kingston Workhouse Records
- Richmond Poor Law Union Applications
The application and report books were a record of those applying for poor relief, kept by the relieving officer. They hold a wealth of detail relating to the applicants, which may include their immediate family, their occupations, addresses, ages and the reasons why they applied for poor relief. Sadly, very few survive for Surrey (with the exception of Godstone Union which has a set of these books from 1869 to 1915) but those for Richmond Union are a particularly rich source.
- Southwark, St George The Martyr Workhouse Records 1729-1826
- Ewell Boys School – Admissions Register 1892-1929
- School Admission Registers 1870-1914
Find your ancestor’s school records from over 500,000 Surrey pupils.
Societies and Groups
Wills and Probate
- Surrey & South London Wills & Probate Index 1470-1856
Search this collection of more than 250,000 records from the registers held at the London Metropolitan Archives.
- Surrey Plus Wills Index
The Surrey Plus Wills Index provides an index to names of all people appearing in the wills of testators residing in the County of Surrey, England (and nine other Counties). The database does contain a few wills from other counties and from sailors on board ship – these can be found on the home page under ‘Other’. Links are provided to transcripts of wills, where available. No guarantee of accuracy can be given, nor any responsibility accepted for any mistakes or omissions. All names and transcripts appearing on this site are the work of individuals, which they have kindly donated.