Beverley Shew


Membership Secretary

Shirley Caines
020 8647 7464

Publications Officer

Jacqueline Oliver

Research Enquiries and Family History

The Society's Resources

We will try to address research enquiries particularly if the Society holds unpublished material on a topic.

However, we regret that officers of the Society cannot undertake the research on family history and related 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.

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 the 1860s to 1938 (some gaps)
  • Local Newspapers from 1863 to present (some gaps)
  • As well as other indexes, maps, photographs, plans, and books.

Contact Local Studies & Archives Centre: