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 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
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
Scottish Statutory and Old Parochial Records
Census Returns made between 1841 and 1911
The Eve of War Emergency Register 1939
Wills, Administrations and Inventories
Workhouse and Poor Law Records
Trade Directories, Newspapers
School and Employment 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.