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

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 4th May 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 20th May 2021. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Eric Probert titled Registers of Electors for Family Historians.

Next Fair

It's a long way off. We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the next FHF Really Useful Family History Show on Saturday 13th November 2021.

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

6-May-2021

Committee minutes for March 2021 added to Members Area.

5-May-2021

A new page showing the Service Status of the website has been added to the Website tab .

16-April-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

19-March-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

6-March-2021

A new database of Poor Law records is added to our collection of searchable databases.


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