A freelance professional genealogist since 2005, I undertake research at all major London record offices as well as local record offices in London and Middlesex, I also carry out family history, local history and related research in Surrey and Sussex and Metropolitan districts of London formerly in Kent. I have considerable experience researching a wide range of records, I am a member of the Society of Genealogists and am listed as a freelance researcher with London national and local record offices. I have helped numerous clients in the UK and overseas to learn more of their family history, or to add detail to their own research, find documentary evidence for a particular individual or to break down a brickwall (see feedback). With decades of experience of research in many record offices, I can help you discover your family history or add detail to your own research.
Have you come to a standstill or hit a difficulty? So much more may be waiting to be discovered - e-mail your enquiry or complete the enquiry form to contact me about possible research. For a free initial assessment, please use the enquiry form or summarise your enquiry in an e-mail and send no more than 3 attachments.
Genealogy is a wonderful hobby. It is absorbing and fascinating, full of surprises and every discovery provides a fresh lead to investigate. Over the years I have built up a sound knowledge of the records available in the London record offices. For anyone with London ancestors, particularly in the 18th and 19th century, the London archives can be a rich source of information and many sources can be overlooked.
A reliable, efficient and individual service from an experienced London genealogist.
I visit the London archives every week. You can ask me about a search at:
Please note I am a professional researcher and am unable to respond to requests for general information or advice.
I also undertake family history and related research in Surrey and West Sussex at:
Payment methods accepted: Paypal, sterling cheque, sterling bankers' draft.
No extra charges for travelling time, report writing or travel expenses to any of the archives listed above. Other archives by special arrangement.
Please e-mail details of your research enquiry for a free initial assessment or use the
Please include in your e-mail any information you feel is relevant. For a free initial assessment, please send no more than 3 attachments. A £20.00 enquiry assessment fee will be charged to assess complex enquiries with more than 3 attachments. This fee would be deducted from the first search fee should you decide to go ahead with a suggested search. I regret that I cannot provide a free initial assessment if I'm asked to visit a website to locate information from your published family tree or to view relevant material.
If you don't have the information to hand, you can ask me a quick question about your family history research problem and I'll advise whether I can access relevant records for a search. I'll let you know if I need any further information or copies of documents before I can provide a quote for a search.
Please bear in mind I am a professional researcher, so I don't offer a free look-up service.
I regret that I am unable to respond to enquiries for general information.
If you prefer, you can send your enquiry by post .
I also undertake documentary research for authors and television companies, working on topics as diverse as WW2 prisoner-of-war escape attempts; tracing 18th & 19thC clockmakers working in London; WW2 Royal Air Force squadron logs, diaries and losses; historical sporting events and researching a London family who left to run a business in Essex. In 2012, I produced a handlist of useful research resources for the Crime Writers’ Association. Please contact me with details of your research enquiry.
Coming from overseas to find your roots in England? I can help you get the most from your stay. Pre-visit planning helps use your time efficiently and ensures you visit the correct archive to view the records you need to research your family history.