Are you tracing your Surrey Ancestors?
Do you want to know more about your Surrey Ancestors?
Were your ancestors somehow involved in court proceedings ? Most likely is the answer. From civil feuds heard by the Church courts governing moral and spiritual life to manorial courts governing their property and land, amongst other matters (essentially acting as the ‘local government’ of the day) and later the equity and civil courts; to crimes (including many minor incidents which we would not think of as crimes today) heard in the criminal courts – the legal system touched our ancestors lives in many more ways than it does today and can provide a wealth of information into the lives of our ancestors.
Research into your ancestry is far frequently more time consuming, frustrating and complex than it may appear from the popular TV programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are? Whether you want to research your family tree or want to know more in depth details of your ancestors lives let me do the hard work for you.
Please see General Research Services.
Or for more specialist research see Family Feuds, Rogues and Rascals
What is Ancestry?
This may sound obvious but your Ancestry is your origins or background.
What is Genealogy?
Your Genealogy is the record of your descendants, prepared from valid sources of information and documents showing you are connected to another person, probably better known by most as a family tree.
What is Family History?
Your family history, is more than just a family tree, it is a biographical study of your descendants, their life, the community and country in which they lived, prepared from valid sources of information and documentation.