Jewish Genealogy & Probate Research Specialists

Research Roots is a specialist family history research practice, which provides a range of genealogical fact-finding services for individuals, families, companies and organisations all over the world. We specialise in Jewish genealogy and probate research.  While all our clients share a common ‘need to know’, each family’s story is different so no two projects are ever the same.

What we do

We can help you find out about a family, a person or an event in the past or in the present. We are experts in working with public and private records both in the UK and overseas. Supported by an international network of genealogists, translators, archivists and specialists, we coordinate nuanced and very personalised research, delivered to the highest professional standards. We work with many high profile clients and leaders in their field. We also provide specialist research and consultancy services for legal professionalsauthors, academics, film- and programme-makers


Family History Packages

Choose one of our personalised family history experience and keepsake packages, for yourself or a loved one

Bespoke research

Commission us to answer a specific family history query or complete a discreet piece of original research

Probate Research

Find out about the range of research support services we can offer legal professionals in contentious probate cases

About us

Research Roots was founded in 2011 by genealogist and researcher, Naomi Leon.  A graduate in history from Cambridge University (MA Cantab 2003), Naomi specialises in Jewish genealogy.  She consults on a range of genealogical projects on a professional and voluntary basis, has worked on the long-running BBC television series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and recently featured as lead genealogist on the television series ‘The Secrets In My Family’, sponsored by, produced by Fremantle Media and broadcast on W.


  • Naomi is AMAZING… I have been engaged in genealogical research for 45 years, and in all my years of research, rarely have I come across someone who works with such a high degree of professionalism, efficiency and speed. Her level of expertise in the UK is unmatched.

    M. Denn, Texas
  • You unlocked a door for our family. What we found behind it was beyond our greatest hopes. From knowing only the name of my great-grandfather, we now have many details about him and his 8 siblings, their parents and even their grandparents.

    M. Postman, Buckinghamshire
  • I’m stunned. I don’t know what I expected but already I’m amazed… and you say we have just begun to scratch the surface. Thank you.

    R. West, Sussex