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Our Next open day will be on:

Saturday 4th November 2017

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
Scottish ResearchDr Ian Macdonald11.00am - 11.50am
War Memorials Register and Lives of World War 1Catherine Long12.05pm - 12.55pm
Townies, Ancestors in small market townsDr Jane Howells1.10pm - 1.35pm
Going back in time: free resources for finding people, 13th to 18th centuriesDr Gill Draper1.45pm - 2.10pm
BrickwallsMark Bayley2.25pm - 3.05pm

Family History Fair 

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

AGRA • *Anglo-German FHS • *Anglo-Italian FHS • *Berkshire FHS • *Buckinghamshire FHS • *Buckinghamshire GS • *Dorset FHS • *East Surrey FHS • *Essex Society for FHS • *Hampshire Genealogical Society • Kent FHS • London Westminster & Middlesex FHS • *Suffolk FHS • *Sussex FH Group • West Middlesex FHS • *Wiltshire FHS

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

A M Punshon • Bookzone • CAB Search • G R Postcards • John Owen Smith • Joshua Horgan Print & Design • M M Publications • Maxbal • Merlin Genealogy Solutions • Michael Goldsmith • My History • R A Longley Publications • Shorncliffe Trust • Soldier Research Services • Surrey Postcard Club • The Eureka Partnership • The Genealogist • The Victorian Military Society • 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 2016 Open Day please Click Here

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