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Our Next open day will be on:

Saturday 31st October 2015

(Please note this is not the first Saturday in November)

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
The birth of council housing in London:
Getting it right first time.
Martin Stilwell 11.00am – 11.45am
Finding and Using Free websites for Local History to investigate our Ancestors’ lives. Gill Draper 12.15pm – 1.00pm
Breaking down brick walls in your family history research Mark Bayley 1.30pm – 2.15pm
Surrey in the Great War:
A County remembers
Kirsty Bennett (SHC) 2.45pm – 3.30pm

Family History Fair 

Now fully booked, the following organisations have reserved tables:

*Anglo-German FHS • *Berkshire FHS • *Bristol & Avon FHS • *Dorset FHS • *East Surrey FHS • *Essex Society for FHS • Family & Community Historical Research Society • *Guild of One-Name Studies • *Hampshire Genealogical Society • Hertfordshire FHS • Hillingdon FHS • London Westminster & Middlesex FHS • *Manchester & Lancashire FHS • N W Kent FHS • *Oxfordshire FHS • *Shropshire FHS • *Southwark FHS •  *Suffolk FHS • *Sunbury & Shepperton Local History Society • *Sussex FH Group • *West Middlesex FHS • *Wiltshire FHS

*British Association for Local History • *Brookwood Cemetery Society • *Byfleet Heritage Society • *London Family History Centre • *Send & Ripley History Society • St Peter's Church, Old Woking • *Surrey Heath Local History Club • *Surrey Heritage • *Surrey History Centre • The Lightbox • Woking & District Philatelic Society • *Woking History Society

Alan Godfrey Maps • Bookzone • C E Jones (Postcards and Books) • CAB Search • Genealogy Printers • John Owen Smith • John Townsend (Books) • M M Publications • My History • Nostalgia Online • One Stop Genealogy • R A Longley Publications • S & N Genealogy Supplies • The Genealogist • This Way Books & Cassini Historical Maps

* Above, indicates societies or organisations bringing research material

To read the report about our very successful 2014 Open Day please Click Here

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