Research and proof of residency

Research service

If you have a family history query we offer a research service chargeable at £20 per half hour. A maximum of 3 hours research can be undertaken per enquiry. A quote can be requested by contacting

Proof of residency

Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre can assist in supplying proof of residency for customers looking to claim residential discounts on funeral charges. The fee for this research is £20 per half hour. Customers requiring this service will need to contact

Merton Heritage Service can only provide proof of residency information for the years up to and including 2001.For information about the current electoral register please contact:

Merton Electoral Services

Telephone: 020 8545 3407


Residential information for the years 2002 onwards can be obtained from electoral registers held at:

British Library

Switchboard: +44 (0)330 33 1144  Customer Services: +44 (0)1937 546060



Please note: Merton Cemeteries section will also accept the following documents for proof of residency: bank statement, council tax bill, healthcare records, rent book or utility bill.