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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 Church courts governing their moral and spiritual life and manorial courts governing their property, land and and essentially acting as the ‘local government’ of the day; to the equity, civil and 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 time consuming, frustrating and endless. Whether you want to research your family tree as far back as possible or whether you want to know more in depth details of your ancestors lives let me do the hard work for you.

Please see my General Research Services.

Or for more specialist research see my Court Records Specialist Research

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 document.

 

 

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