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.

A further comprehensive list of qualified genealogists including their profile of specialities and where they reside is available as The Register of Qualified Genealogists.




Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 29th November 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 16th December 2021. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Chris Broom titled Humour in Genealogy.

Next Fair

None scheduled at present.

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.


Previous news


Recent updates

19-November-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

16-November-2021

Digitised journals now go back to 1989, all fully indexed.

13-November-2021

The Project pages have been updated.

5-November-2021

Digitised journals now go back to 1990, all fully indexed.

3-November-2021

The Committee minutes for September 2021 added to Members Area.

31-October-2021

The Memorial Inscriptions for Sunbury Old Burial Ground are added.

24-October-2021

The Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary Magdalene, Littleton are added.

22-October-2021

A playback facility has been added for the Zoom talks. See the Meetings page.


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