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 27th June 2022.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a hybrid Zoom meeting, the speaker being at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, and members being remote or at St. John's, to be held on Thursday 21st July 2022. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Rob Kayne titled Old London Bridge: the one with the houses on top.

Next Fair

Our next family history fair is The Family History Show on 24th September 2022.

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

17-June-2022

New image (and tip) of the month.

20-May-2022

New image (and tip) of the month.

9-May-2022

Digitised journals now go back to 1988, all fully indexed

7-May-2022

The Committee minutes for March 2022 added to Members Area.

29-April-2022

A Books for sale page is added.


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