English Roots family history researcher

English Roots provides a professional family history research service for people wishing to learn about their English ancestors. A range of genealogy research services has been designed to meet your needs but we will consider whatever you want and provide a free estimate. We take pride in providing a quality service to our customers.
The family history research services provided by English Roots include:-
  • Advising on the best approach to family history research in England and Wales.
  • Carrying out searches in civil registration, census, parish registers and other archives.
  • Researching and preparing illustrated family histories like for celebrities in the BBC series "Who do you think you are ?". These make ideal presents for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions
     (see Services for more information about this very popular service).
  • Tracing living relatives.
  • Family history training for groups or individuals .
  • Advice to visitors to the UK so that they can make the best use of their time.
  • Organising family reunions.
  • Location photography.

English Roots has access to a range of online records including censuses and civil registration indexes helping provide an economical and efficient service for customers.

family history researcher
Family histories make unique and very special gifts for your relatives and friends. Gift vouchers are available in multiples of £10, US $ 20,  Aus $ 25, Euro € 25, or other trading currencies.
The gift vouchers can be used to cover the costs of research, training or other work such as location photography.
Brian Drescher, the principal family history researcher for English Roots, has carried out work for customers in the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and Switzerland as well as in the UK. He runs family history training courses for the WEA (Workers' Educational Association) and online courses for Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd.

Case Histories and testimonials on the website provide a good indication of the quality of work that you can expect when employing English Roots.


If you wish to obtain a free estimate, obtain a free family history guide or seek other advice from English Roots please e-mail.


English Roots is located at 9 Raysmith Close, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0BG. Email: info@english-roots.com