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Our Next open day will be on:

Saturday 5th November 2016

Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Rd, Woking, GU22 9BA

10am – 4.30pm

Leisure Centre website   Woking Centre map

Research Area 

This will be in the Main Hall this year and will provide a wide range of resources for research. Transcripts of the Parish Registers of West Surrey Poor Law Index, Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Indexes, Surrey Soldiers who died in WW1, the IGI and more will be available together with microfiche readers where needed. There will be a large selection from the Society’s Reference Library to look at and will include Surrey items, London/Middlesex items (including the Victorian A-Z of London) and some that cover the whole country such as Phillimore’s Atlas of Parish registers. For those wanting to find out if anyone in the Society is researching the same name, the Members’ Interests files will be available, together with the Total Descent Charts. Volunteers will be on hand to give help and advice with these resources.

Bring your research!

Specialist Help Desks

Free Talks

Talk Speaker Time
DNA and Ireland/Wales Migrations:
Where are we today?
Brian Swann 11.00am – 11.50am
Using Findmypast to uncover family stories Myko Clelland 12.05pm – 12.55pm
How to care for your records Jeff Dowse (SHC) 1.10pm – 2.00pm
What's new in FamilySearch Don Inskeep 2.15pm – 2.55pm

Family History Fair 

The deadline for bookings has now passed and the following organisations have reserved tables:

AGRA • Anglo-German FHS • *Berkshire FHS • Bristol & Avon FHS • Buckinghamshire GS • *Dorset FHS• *East Surrey FHS • *Essex Society for FHS • *Hampshire Genealogical Society • Hertfordshire FHS • Kent FHS • London Westminster & Middlesex FHS • *Manchester & Lancashire FHS • *Southwark FHS •  Suffolk FHS • *Sussex FH Group • *Victorian Military Society • *West Middlesex FHS • *Wiltshire FHS

*Army Medical Services Museum • British Association for Local History • Brookwood Cemetery Society • Family & Community Historical Research Society • Friends of Woking Palace • Heritage Walks • *Imperial War Museum • London FamilySearch Centre • St Peter's Church, Old Woking • *Surrey Heath Local History Club • *Surrey Heritage • *Surrey History Centre • The Lightbox • West Surrey National Trust Centre • Woking & District Philatelic Society • *Woking Family Tree Project • Woking History Society

A M Punshon • Bookzone • C E Jones (Postcards and Books) • CAB Search • Eureka Partnership • John Owen Smith • John Townsend (Books) • M M Publications • Maxbal • My History • R A  Longley Publications • Surrey Postcard Club • This Way Books & Cassini Historical Maps

* Above, indicates societies or organisations bringing research material

For further information, please contact

To read the report about our very successful 2015 Open Day please Click Here

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