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

Please note that we have now cancelled the AGM on 18th March, and also the April and May Members meetings. The June meeting is still on, and we now plan to hold our short AGM at this meeting, after the talk by Meryl Catty titled Our Newspaper Heritage.

Next Fair

Our attendance at fairs is severely impacted by the coronavirus situation. The next fair still on schedule is not until September.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 16th May from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, provided the library is open. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.


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Recent updates

20-March-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

5-March-2020

Committee minutes for January 2020 added to Members Area.

28-February-2020

The final tranche of 4800 baptisms for All Saints, Isleworth is added (1890 - 1919).

21-February-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

4-February-2020

A new page on Message Forwarding has been added to the Executive Committee area.

27-January-2020

The complete set of baptisms for St. Mary, Stanwell is added (1632 - 1945). Transcribing by Carol Sweetland.


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