Carshalton And District History and Archaeology Society is a local association. Activities are organised by an executive committee of volunteer officers who arrange lectures, visits, occasional excavations and other related activities for the Society’s members.
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enquiries are received frequently from non-members and we do try to address these, particularly if the Society holds unpublished research on a topic.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. Please see below for some further options.
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
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 nationalarchives.gov.uk
Staff will provide professional, helpful guidance and, if possible, it is recommended to visit the Centre in person to undertake your own research. Otherwise the Centre can carry out paid research. For details e-mail or send an s.a.e.
Other contact details that may be useful are:
Ordnance Survey Historical Resources
08456 05 05 05 (8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.)
0844 892 1111 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
The East Surrey Family History Society
A number of local groups are affiliated to this, including a Sutton group.