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To safeguard the health of our members and speakers we have been holding virtual meetings since Autumn 2020. There are usually two speakers each month via Zoom.
Visit the Meetings, Zoom page for details and the Members Area, Zoom page to register to attend. Numbers are limited to 100 for each speaker.
Please make sure your contact details are up to date and that you have a website username and password for access to the members area. Please contact the Webmaster at if you have lost your details or forgotten your password.

June 2021 update: We are hoping to hold centre meetings plus 1 Zoom a month from September but this depends on hall capability. We will update this message and the Centre pages when we have more news.

While you are there have a look at the Members Area; there may be information which you might find useful. If you are a member and do not have a Username and password or have forgotten them, then please contact the Webmaster. If you are not a member you can join, see Membership above, for details.

We are West Surrey Family History Society (Registered Charity No: 278091). We are a member of the Family History Federation.
To see the benefits of joining and to join us see the Membership page.
We cover the ancient County of Surrey, both Rural Surrey and the Metropolitan Surrey area, i.e. those parts of the old county of Surrey which are now in Greater London. Our meetings are held in the western part of the County. See the Parish Map, which has a link to pictures of some of the Surrey Churches.
We transcribe records for Surrey and publish them for sale. See the Publications page for what we have. You can buy them by post or online through Genfair. We also have a number of Research Aids which can be downloaded FREE.
Some Parish Registers indexes to Baptisms, Marriage and Burials are now available through Genfair to download to your own computer, PDF files. More parishes being added all the time.
Our bookstall attends many events throughout the year. See the Events page to see where we will be.
On the Saturday of the first weekend in November we hold a Family History Fair where our Reference Library, Memorial Inscriptions and Members' Interests are available to consult by everyone. The Society's Bookstall is always in attendance.
Unfortunately the 2020 Fair has had to be cancelled, but we hope to be back in 2021.
We have meetings at four centres in West Surrey, where we have talks by experts and Members' knowledge sharing meetings. While most are in the evenings, we also have some afternoon meetings, especially during the winter months. See Meetings for the list of Centres and the talks we are giving.
Unfortunately we have had to suspend the centre meetings for 2020. We are now holding meetings with Zoom (see above).
We also have a number of Education events, including visits to The National Archives at Kew and walks in London. See Events for the visits and walks.
We have a number of services that are available to Members only, including electronic copies of other Societies' Exchange Journals and our Monumental Inscriptions index. These are listed on the Members Area page. Non-members may also view this page to see what benefits are available.
We also have some resources which are free to all, including 'Unwanted Certificates', 'Family announcements in Camberley News' and the Surrey Index of Names. See the Free Resources page.
Members receive a quarterly magazine 'Root and Branch'. See the Root and Branch page to see what is in the current magazine and what we have previously included.
If you can't find what you want, see our Links page, which has some useful links to other websites
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