Tracing your family history is not as easy as you might think. Many "Parish Records" in England and Wales were destroyed at the time of 'The Reformation' (1536-
The first accurate census of England & Wales was in 1841 and all subsequent census records are available up until 1901 (some of the 1911 records have been released but not all of them are 'on-
Land holdings, Gravestones and Memorials, Wills or Legal Documents, Private Letters, The National Archives, Naval and Military Records, "Birth, Marriages and Death" Records, "Emigration Records" (including passenger lists from the ships),Websites (but these should be treated with caution) and 'local myths' :-
Not all of the above records are reliable however and some people have chosen to disguise their past. We can try to help you to unravel a few of the mysteries but some may evade even our scrutiny!