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Photographs of Croydon in the Past

  • Where are they now? - lost touch, why not type a message or have at look at the messages posted
  • What records do we hold?

The answers to all these questions and much, much more can be found in this section.

Researching Family History

The Research Room 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.
  • Census Returns - copies of the original returns for the area covered by the whole of the modern London Borough of Croydon.
  • Electoral Registers - Burgess Roll, Parliamentary Register and Parochial Register
  • Maps and Plans - see how the Borough of Croydon has changed over the centuries through maps
  • Newspapers - a superb source for researching family and local history
  • Parish Registers - list of microfilm copies and transcripts only
  • Poor Law and Workhouse Records - a look at how Croydon's poor were treated in the past
  • Rate Books - lists the owners and occupiers of properties on which rates were paid
  • Sale Particulars - original sale particulars dating back to the nineteenth century
  • School Records -  log books and/or admission registers
  • Street Directories - listing of streets alphabetically, heads of households, tradesmen and businesses

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.

Croydon Register Office, Ground Floor Offices, Croydon Town Hall, Fell Road, Croydon, CR0 1NX

Phone: 020 8726 6300
Email: register.office@croydon.gov.uk

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