31 December 2012

The Family History Show: Surrey History Centre

The most recent edition of The Family History Show, with Nick Barrett and Laura Berry is a rainy day visit to the Archive of the Year 2012 award winner, the Surrey History Centre.

The show is about equally divided between exploring the resources of the Centre and an advertorial for sponsor My Heritage.

In Laura Berry's interview with staffer Jane Lewis they point out the online index to records of the Royal Philanthropic School, Redhill (pdf). More than 1,000 of the children are noted as subsequently moving to Canada, sometimes with the name of the ship or destination given.

Scouting around the site you will see news of the Centre's cooperative project with Ancestry. There's a long list of records being photographed for publication online:

Church of England parish registers from 1538 (baptisms to 1912, marriages to 1937 and burials to 1987)
Land tax records 1780-1832
Electoral registers 1832-1945
Brookwood Hospital Woking, Registers of Admissions 1867-1906
Holloway Sanatorium, General Registers 1885-1904
Calendar of prisoners: Surrey Sessions and Assizes 1848-1902
Freeholders Lists 1696-1824
Licensed victuallers 1785-1903
Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment enlistment registers 1920-1946
Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment transfers in registers 1939-1947
Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment World War II Honours Indexes [1939]-1946
East Surrey Regiment enlistment registers 1920-1946
East Surrey Regiment transfers in registers 1924-1946
East Surrey Regiment 21st - 24th Battalions the London Regiment Nominal Rolls of Officers 1914-1919

I notice that Ancestry is now at work photographing the Electoral registers 1918-1945 which should be completed by the end of March.

1 comment:

Alison said...

There was me thinking your headline referred to Surrey, BC - and I was born and brought up in Surrey, England!