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 next meeting will be held on Thursday 19th September 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by John Symons titled DNA: The Story Continues.

Next Fair

The next fair we will be attending is The Family History Show, London at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey on Saturday 24th August.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 17th August from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.


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Recent updates

16-August-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

3-August-2019

The Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Sunbury-on-Thames are added.

21-July-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

6-July-2019

Committee minutes for May 2019 added to Members Area.

21-June-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

12-June-2019

It's another movie. Take me there.


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