We can help shed light on your family history whether you are just beginning to look into your ancestry, an experienced researcher with a particular puzzle to solve, or interested in commissioning a piece of original research.  Our ability to research people in the past also makes us adept at searching for living people.  As probate researchers, we locate heirs to estates of people who have died without leaving a will or known relatives, trace beneficiaries of wills, owners of land, shares and other assets. We work closely with legal professionals and other organisations to solve the problems of intestacy and missing persons, and can assist private clients with adoption and other cases.

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We offer a professional, reliable and flexible service that is responsive to your needs. All our research is conducted to the highest professional standards and aims to give shape and context to your knowledge of a subject, past or present. We apply the same meticulous eye for detail and clarity in our research to the presentation of our work.  Our unique range of family history packages make beautiful keepsakes and lasting gifts. We are passionate about what we do and will do our utmost to ensure you have a positive experience with us. See what our clients have said about us on our testimonials page.



    Research Roots is amongst only a handful of professionals specialising in Jewish genealogy. Tracing migrant Jewish families is a distinct discipline from other types of family history research. We have extensive experience in accessing international records, working closely with archives and researchers across much of Europe, the UK and US as well as further afield.  We draw on the expertise of a network of translators and specialists and have successfully traced clients’ lineage as far back as the early 18th century in Eastern Europe, Italy, France, Egypt, Greece as well as the UK and US.

    Within easy reach of East Sussex and West Sussex Record Offices, the National Archives and other London archives and libraries, we can also provide specialist research into family histories across Sussex and the South East of England.

"Tireless and creative research..."

- H. Harvey, New York