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Our Next Fair will be on:

Saturday 2nd November 2019

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

10am – 4.30pm


Free Parking for 3 hours

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
England Wills and Probate
Much more for free than you realise
Sharon Hintze11.00am - 11.50am
Researching the history of children's and family lives Gill Draper12.05pm - 12.55pm
By the Sweat of thy Brow
A talk about sources for occupations
Sharon Hintze1.10pm - 2.00pm
Researching your Royal Navy Ancestors from Trafalgar to WWILes Mitchinson2.15pm - 3.05pm

Family History Fair 

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

*Berkshire FHS • *Bristol & Avon FHS • *Buckinghamshire GS • *Dorset FHS • *East Surrey FHS • Family & Community Historical Research Society • Federation of Family History Societies • *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 • Friends of Woking Palace • Heritage Walks • Orders & Medals Research Society (Surrey branch) • St Peter's Church, Old Woking • *Surrey History Centre • The Shorncliffe Trust • Woking & District Philatelic Society • Wyvern Railway Ancestry Research Advice

A M Punshon • Bookzone • CAB Search • John Owen Smith • M M Publications • Maxbal • Merlin Genealogy Solutions • My History • R A Longley Publications • Sandra Danby - Author • 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 2018 Open Day please Click Here

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