Due to unforeseen circumstances Ann is unable to take on future work and all current clients have been notified via email.

Military & Family Research – July Update

I was very pleased this month to receive a number of compliments on my relatively new website and the standard of my research, including the following comments:

‘A most impressive website, so professional”

“Your website was amongst the first for researchers I looked at.  I liked your website, and you have the skills and experience that I was looking for.”

“Thought your website was very good. Easy to read and interesting. Impressive”

“Ann has helped me with family history discoveries several times over the last few years. The revelations have all been surprising and fascinating. Recently she has successfully been helping to solve a 100-year-old family mystery. I really do not know how she has done it. Without her, we’d still be scratching our heads! She is knowledgeable, skilled, and absolutely awesome! She is so much more than a researcher, I really cannot thank her enough”


My Military research in July has covered researching a Royal Marine in the mid 1800’s, lengthy Muster Rolls searches in the 1820’s and 1830’s, a one year Muster Roll search to identify a particular man about whom very little was known, WW2 service records, WW1 Officers records, WW1 War Diaries research and investigating the death of a soldier who died just after the end of WW2, so my work this month has been wide-ranging. I have also worked on a wide range of Family History research, including tracing someone and their wife, children and Grandchildren forwards through the 20th century, using Census records, Newspapers, Birth, Marriage and Death records and Electoral Rolls, with a view to contacting living relatives. I have also carried out Family History research from Scottish records this month. Sometimes, of course, my findings throw up more questions to be answered and new avenues of research to explore.


About Ann Swabey

I have been working as a Professional Military and Family History Researcher for around 12 years.

My research on my own family history means that I have become very knowledgeable about sources, how to interpret records and how to approach problems which led me to offer a Family History research service to others, which I continue to do.

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