Carshalton Pond William Ellis 1806
Carshalton Pond (William Ellis, 1806)

Research Enquiries and Family History

The Society’s Resources

Research enquiries are received frequently from non-members and we do try to address these, particularly if the Society holds unpublished research on a topic. However, often queries are from people seeking to trace their family history. It is regretted that officers of the Society cannot undertake the research required to address such matters: they simply do not have time or the necessary resources.

London Borough of Sutton Resources

London Borough of Sutton has an excellent Local Studies & Archives Centre and this should be the first point of contact for anyone wanting information about local or family history. Details are:

Local Studies & Archives Centre
Central Library
St Nicholas Way
020 8770 4747

The Borough’s Local Studies & Archives collections comprise a rich variety of resources, some of it stored on microform or available via free access to the Internet including:
International Edition of Ancestry (free access via the Library Internet)
Local and Surrey Parish Records
Censuses and Electoral Registers
Local Directories from 1823 to 1938 (some gaps)
Local Newspapers from 1863 to present (some gaps)
As well as other indexes, maps, photographs, plans, and books
Sutton Archive catalogue available at CalmView: Home Page (