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The answers to all these questions and much, much more can be found in this section.
Researching Family HistoryThe Local Studies Library hold a huge range of historical material about Croydon, including thousands of books, periodicals, newspaper clippings, and much else besides. They can help you to find out about the history of your house or your street, or about the history of a local firm or building. If you have Croydon connections, they can also help with researching your family tree.
The International Genealogical Index (IGI) is compiled by the Church of Latter Day Saints (i.e. the Mormons). It is an index mainly of births/baptisms and marriages, compiled from parish registers and other sources. It contains entries dating from 1538, when the first parish registers were compiled, to the late 19th century. The Local Studies Library have the 1992 fiche edition for the whole of the British Isles - there are separate indexes for each county, and for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Croydon is included in the Surrey index.
The Register Office
Holds records relating to births, deaths and marriages that occurred in Croydon dating back to 1837.
Registers containing entries of births, deaths and marriages in Croydon are available in the Register Office for you to trace your family history. The records date back to 1837.
Civil Parish boundaries in and around Croydon have changed over the years. For the location of records use this link.
You may carry out a general search of the indices which list by name the entries for each year, in the hope of finding reference to the entry(ies) you are seeking. Please telephone 020 8726 6300 to make an appointment. There is a fee of £18.00 to make the search. An appointment is necessary at the discretion of the Superintendent Registrar.
Croydon Register Office, Ground Floor Offices, Croydon Town Hall, Fell Road, Croydon, CR0 1NX
Phone: 020 8726 6300
Saturday, 25 May, 2013