About Me


May I introduce myself?

My name is Jackie Marriott and I have been involved with researching family histories for many years now. What started as a family interest, tracing my own family back to c1480, turned into a passion and a hobby producing family trees for friends. From there this led to a professional career researching for a company specialising in genealogy.


Why should you use Family Past Family Present

I am a member of the Society of Genealogists and of the Association of Professional Genealogists which has a strict code of conduct and standards to which its members must adhere.

I am meticulous in detail, accepting nothing which is doubtful or not proven but always searching for more evidence.

I never forget that this is your family, your history, personal and special to you, and it matters greatly.

But most of all, I love the work. I love the detective work, the personal stories, the satisfaction of finally teasing out that one strand of information which helps uncover the story of a family, and brings its history to life.

Association of Professional Genealogists

Member of the Society of Genealogists

My Research

Research is carried out through County and Local Archives, The National Archives, London Metropolitan Archives and other local and on-line resources and uses records such as:

General Register Indices of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Parish Records

Non-Conformist Records

Scottish Statutory and Old Parochial Records

Census Returns made between 1841 and 1911

The Eve of War Emergency Register 1939

Electoral Registers

Wills, Administrations and Inventories

Workhouse and Poor Law Records

Trade Directories, Newspapers

School and Employment Records

Military Records

Manorial Records

Court Records

What I need from You

What I would ask from you is as much information as possible, anything you have: full names if possible, maiden names, dates or years of births, names of parents, relevant places, even family lore; I can work from very little but the more information you can supply, the more productive my research is likely to be.

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