West Surrey Family History Society

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West Surrey Family History Society
Established 1974
Contact Info
Address 21 Sheppard Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3HT, England
Email secretary@wsfhs.org
Website www.wsfhs.org

History[edit | edit source]

According to their website their objectives "shall collect, index, co-ordinate, publish and make accessible in the interests of genealogy any documents or records...promote the preservation of such documents and records, to encourage the study of genealogy..." see website

The West Surrey Family History Society[edit | edit source]

Following services available online:

  • Transcriptions of Surrey records for sale
  • Links to other great Surrey history and genealogy websites 
  • Parish map of Surrey
  • Publications for sale 
  • On-going projects
  • Quarterly magazine

Services to Society Members[edit | edit source]

Includes the following:

  • Free subscriptions to Root and Branch' Quarterly Journal
  • Online genealogical databases
  • Monumental inscriptions
  • Miscellaneous indexes and resources
  • Journals from other societies
  • Indexes of Surrey surname interests 
  • Other benefits

Benefits of Membership in Local Family History Societies[edit | edit source]

The following advantages and benefits of joining a local family history society will help you extend your pedigree and grow your knowledge and research skills in each England county:

  1. One of the best ways to discover other (distant) relatives, with whom to collaborate on family lines.
  2. Learn about events and local history which directly affected your ancestors.
  3. Know how/what effective search strategies and other critical approaches to employ in your research.
  4. Obtain numerous ideas for helping you overcome brickwalls in constructing your genealogy.
  5. Learn about, use, help create critical products being compiled by each society, such as transcribing or indexing churchyard, marriage, baptism, census, military, occupation, and etc records of the area or county, perhaps even helping to build data content for your parish[es] of interest (i.e.index) if desired.
  6. Purchase books, CDs, microfiche, or the services of knowledgeable and experienced local residents to perform "lookup" services for all those researching ancestry from remote areas around the world.
  7. Share/publish your ancestral surnames of interests for others to view and respond with help and assistance in various ways.

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