Professional Research

The Society does not formally undertake professional research into any aspect of family history, but we run a monthly advice session at Feltham Library - see our Advice page , which is intended to help members or non-members to make progress with their brickwalls or whatever may concern them.

Employing a professional genealogist to undertake research for you has some similarities to hiring a professional builder or plumber. It is best to find someone who has qualifications, and if possible someone who is recommended by a friend. Some excellent general advice on the matter is available from the Society of Genealogists at the link given. This advice is also available as a PDF.

FamilySearch Wiki also contains sound advice on hiring a professional researcher, and goes further by identifying the most recognised groups of professional genealogists in England, Ireland, the United States, and Australia.

The most recognised group of professionals in the UK is the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) where you will find details of each of their professionals.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our meetings have resumed, and are open to all, not just those within range of Isleworth. See the Meetings page . On 15th October we hold our AGM and Robert Parker will be giving a talk titled 'Finding your ancestors on Ancestry.co.uk'.

Next Fair

We don't have any actual fairs scheduled, but we will be present at the Family History Show Online which takes place on Saturday 26th September.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


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Recent updates

18-September-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

3-September-2020

Committee minutes for July 2020 added to Members Area..

28-August-2020

A new page titled Notice Board has been added, and can be accessed from the Activities tab .

21-August-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

17-July-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

2-July-2020

Committee minutes for May 2020 added to Members Area.


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