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A GUIDE TO NATIONAL AND SURREY ARCHIVES AND USEFUL INFORMATION LEAFLETS





There are numerous archives, museums and local studies libraries in Surrey and London. Many have very useful in-depth guides supplying information on almost any topic you might be interested in finding out more about. Checking these guides can save you time and help you with your research.

Just click on any of the blue underlined hyperlinks to view the topics you are interested in and find out more about the archives and their records.




The National Archives ARCHON Directory lists and links to all the many archives found in the London area as well as archives throughout the whole country.

 


NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN LONDON


THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES is the United Kingdom’s government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. LOOKING FOR A PERSON? at The National Archives is probably one of the best starting points for family historians.


‘The research signposts listed below can help you uncover a person's history. Each guide tells you where you can find the relevant records, and how they can be accessed.
The National Archives holds many records which can help you find out about people's lives and careers. The signposts also point to useful records in other archives and organisations, and reveal which records are available online.’




The topics covered are

ADOPTION
AIRFORCE
ARMY
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
CENSUS
CHANGE OF NAME
CRIMINALS, BANKRUPTS AND LITIGANTS
DIVORCE
ELECTORAL REGISTRATION
MARINES
MERCHANT SEAMEN
MIGRANTS AND PASSENGERS
NAVY
POWS AND CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS
OCCUPATIONS
WILLS
OTHER - includes ASYLUM INMATES and TRACING LIVING PEOPLE



which all link to further TNA IN-DEPTH GUIDES on a vast array of topics, to many to list in full here:

 
'These in-depth research guides are intended to provide detailed information on how to find and understand records on particular subjects. They have recently been updated to give them a new look and feel.'



Some of the main topics of interest for family historians are:


ARMED FORCES; APPRENTICESHIPS; ART AND ARTISTS; BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY; BMDS AT SEA; BURIALS; BUSINESS RECORDS; CATHOLIC RECORDS;

CENSUSES; CIVIL COURTS; CIVIL SERVANTS; COAL MINIG RECORDS; COLONIAL AND FOREIGN OFFICE RECORDS; CRIMINAL RECORDS; COASTGUARDS;

CORONERS' RECORDS CUSTOMS AND EXCISE OFFICERS; DIVORCE; EDUCATION; EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION; FLEET REGISTERS; INTERNEES;

JEWISH HISTORY; LAWYERS; LUNATIC ASYLUMS; MERCHANT SEAMEN; METROPOLITAN POLICE;  NATURALISATION; NAME CHANGES; NURSES;

PASSENGER LISTS;  PASSPORTS; POOR LAW RECORDS; OVERSEAS BMDS; RAILWAYS; REFUGEES; TAXATION; TRACING MISSING PERSONS;

WILLS AND DEATH DUTY REGISTERS


With over 250 guides on this website there really should be something to help everyone with research questions and interests



LOOKING FOR A PERSON? is only one of the sections on TNA RECORDS webpage
 

‘The National Archives is home to millions of documents, files and images that cover 1,000 years of history. Find out how we can help your research, through guides, tutorials, podcasts and our wiki.’


LOOKING FOR A PERSON?

LOOKING FOR A PLACE?

LOOKING FOR A SUBJECT?

CATALOGUES AND ONLINE RECORDS

UNDERSTAND THE ARCHIVES

PAYING FOR RESEARCH

QUICK ANIMATED GUIDES

YOUR ARCHIVES

PODCASTS





THE BRITISH LIBRARY is the national library of the United Kingdom, and one of the world's largest libraries in terms of total number of items held. 
The British Library READING ROOMS and link to catalogues.


The British Library has a very useful guide on ELECTORAL REGISTERS This really is a ‘must read’ before posting a request for a look up in electoral registers. 





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SURREY



Surrey is a county that borders London to its north. Over the years Surrey has lost major sections of the county to the ever encroaching London.
Metropolitan Surrey records will mainly be found at the London Metropolitan Archives and local London borough archives.



SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL has a very useful map showing the present day administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey. 

BRITISH TOWNS AND VILLAGES NETWORK is very useful website to help navigate a modern day map of Surrey, showing each Surrey borough or district councils and the individual places within it.   




SURREY HISTORY CENTRE has 20 research guides specifically covering areas of research with a focus on Surrey sources.

The main topics of interest are on: 


ADOPTION AND MISSING PERSONS RESEARCH; CIVIL REGISTRATION; CORONERS AND INQUEST RECORDS; DIRECTORIES;

ELECTORAL REGISTERS; ENCLOSURE MAPS; MANORIAL RECORDS; MILITARY RECORDS; NONCONFORMIST RECORDS; POOR

LAW RECORDS; QUARTER SESSIONS AND ASSIZE RECORDS; ROMAN CATHOLIC RECORDS; SOURCES FOR JEWISH HISTORY;

SURREY NEWSPAPERS; TRACING THE HISTORY OF YOUR HOUSE; WILLS AND PROBATE RECORDS;


SURREY HISTORY CENTRE ARCHIVES AND HISTORY RESEARCH GUIDES 



Plus A GUIDE TO PARISH REGISTERS HELD AT SURREY HISTORY CENTRE


Information about ONLINE INDEXES and further online records to come in 2013   




SURREY LOCAL HISTORY CENTRES
 

BANSTEAD HISTORY CENTRE; CATERHAM AND DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE; CRANLEIGH LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE;

EPSOM AND EWELL LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE; HAYWARD MEMORIAL LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE (LINGFIELD); HORLEY LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE;

REDHILL CENTRE FOR LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY





SURREY MUSEUMS which include


ASH MUSEUM; BOURNE HALL MUSEUM; BYFLEET HERITAGE CENTRE; CHERTSEY MUSEUM; CHOBHAM MUSEUM; DORKING DISTRICT MUSEUM;

EAST SURREY MUSEUM; EGHAM MUSEUM; ELMBRIDGE MUSEUM; MUSEUM OF FARNHAM; GUILDFORD MUSEUM; GODALMING MUSEUM;

HASLEMERE EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM; LEATHERHEAD MUSEUM OF LOCAL HISTORY; QUEENS ROYAL SURREY REGIMENTAL MUSEUM;

ROYAL EARLSWOOD MUSEUM; SEND AND RIPLEY MUSEUM; SHERE MUSEUM; SPELTHORNE MUSEUM; SURREY HEATH MUSEUM; SURREY POLICE MUSEUM





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METROPOLITAN SURREY


London’s growth became ever more rapid at the beginning of the C19th. Between 1889 when the London County Council was formed and 1965 when Greater London was created, London formally absorbed parts of the surrounding counties including major parts of north Surrey.
By 1900 the areas of historic Surrey then part of the County of London were


Battersea, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth


In 1965 more areas of Surrey became part of Greater London (with Battersea, Bermondsey and Camberwell merging with Southwark and Wandsworth)


Croydon, Kingston-upon-Thames, Lambeth, Merton Richmond-upon-Thames, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth


Many of the records for these areas of ‘Metropolitan’ Surrey are held at the London Metropolitan Archives and the archives of the local London boroughs south of the river Thames.




THE LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES is the largest local authority archive in the United Kingdom covering the whole of Greater London.


The LMA has over 60 research guides specifically covering areas of research with a focus on London sources
The main topics of interest are on:
 


ADOPTIONS; APPRENTICESHIP RECORDS OF CITY OF LONDON LIVERY COMPANIES;

BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES OVERSEAS; BLACK CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ARCHIVES; BRAVERY AWARDS;

CEMETERY RECORDS; CITY OF LONDON BROKERS, FREEMEN AND STOCK EXCHANGE RECORDS; CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS;

THE CHINESE COMMUNITY; CLERGY AND CHURCH OFFICIALS; CONVICTS AND TRANSPORTATION;

CORONERS AND INQUEST RECORDS; DIRECTORIES; EDUCATION AND SCHOOL RECORDS;

ELECTORAL REGISTERS; EVACUATION IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR; FIRE INSURANCE RECORDS;

THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL; THE GERMAN COMMUNITY; HOSPITAL RECORDS; HUGUENOT RECORDS; JEWISH RECORDS;

LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS; LICENSED VICTUALLERS RECORDS; LLOYDS OF LONDON AND TRINITY HOUSE;

MARRIAGE LICENCES (BONDS AND ALLEGATIONS); MERCHANT TAYLOR’S COMPANY; MIDDLESEX DEEDS REGISTRY;

NON-CONFORMIST REGISTERS; PARISH REGISTERS; PARKS AND OPEN SPACES;  POLICE RECORDS (CITY OF LONDON);

POOR LAW RECORDS; PRISONS; QUARTER SESSIONS RECORDS; THE RUSSIAN COMPANY RECORDS; THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS;

VECHICLE REGISTRATION AND DRIVERS LICENCES; WATERMEN AND LIGHTERMEN RECORDS; WILLS AND PROBATE RECORDS


LMA INFORMATION LEAFLETS


Plus LONDON GENERATIONS Anglican parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials for around 800 parishes within the former counties of London and Middlesex held at the LMA. 


COLLAGE many images both paintings, drawings and photographs from the Guildhall Art Gallery and the London Metropolitan Archives. The collection extends to images of Surrey.


London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library records online at ANCESTRY
 





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METROPOLITAN SURREY



LINKS TO LONDON BOROUGH ARCHIVES (IN AREAS FORMERLY IN HISTORIC SURREY)


A MAP OF THE LONDON BOROUGHS to help navigate you to the local archives/library for the area you want to find. 

BRITISH TOWNS AND VILLAGES NETWORK is very useful website to help navigate a modern day map of Greater London, showing each London borough and the individual places within it. 




CROYDON RECORDS AND ARCHIVES
The urban district of Coulsdon and Purley and the county borough of Croydon from Surrey


KINGSTON ARCHIVES AND LOCAL HISTORY SERVICE
The municipal boroughs of Kingston-upon-Thames, Malden and Coombe and Surbiton from Surrey


LAMBETH ARCHIVES
The metropolitan borough of Lambeth and the areas of Clapham, Streatham and Tooting formerly in the metropolitan borough of Wandsworth


MERTON LOCAL STUDIES CENTRE
The municipal boroughs and urban district of Merton and Morden, Mitcham and Wimbledon from Surrey


RICHMOND LOCAL STUDIES COLLECTION
The municipal boroughs of Twickenham from Middlesex and Barnes and Richmond from Surrey


SOUTHWARK LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY
The metropolitan boroughs of Bermondsey, Camberwell and Southwark


SUTTON ARCHIVES AND LOCAL STUDIES
The municipal boroughs and urban district of Beddington and Wallington, Carshalton and Sutton and Cheam from Surrey   


WANDSWORTH HERITAGE SERVICE 
The metropolitan boroughs of Battersea and Wandsworth





For other London borough archives see the guide on the London and Middlesex board

A GUIDE TO LONDON ARCHIVES AND USEFUL INFORMATION LEAFLETS




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