Surrey Family History

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

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.
  • FreeCen

Criminals and Convicts

Electoral Registers



Historical Directories

Local History


Migration & Passenger Lists

Military Records

Newspaper Archives

  • 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

School Records

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.