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Is it Genealogy or Family History?

What’s the difference?

This is an often asked question! The historian Dr. Nick Barratt offers this simple explanation:

"We use genealogy and family history as though they are one and the same thing, but of course they are not. Genealogy is a purer search for historical connectivity between generations - building a family tree or pedigree, if you like - whereas family history is a broader piece of research into their lives and activities".

Any of the research services we offer can take you down either path (or indeed both), depending on your objectives and what you want to learn about your family's history. Follow the links on the right (or at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device) to learn more about our services and how to contact us. If you're not sure a free, no obligation, initial consultation could be a good place to start.

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