Thames Valley Ancestry
Professional Family History Research throughout the UK with Oxon and Berks a speciality.
My name is Ken Wheeler and I established Thames Valley Ancestry several years ago after tracing my own family history for over 25 years. I provide a UK-wide genealogical research service with the counties of Oxfordshire and Berkshire a speciality. As a small company I offer a very professional, friendly and personal service at an affordable price.
By choosing Thames Valley Ancestry you are assured of hiring someone who is properly trained and accredited, who has proven experience, who is passionate about what he does, and who has agreed to abide by a strict Code of Practice.
I have gained the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) Higher Certificate in Genealogy, and am a full member of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA), the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Society of Genealogists (SOG), and both Oxon and Berks Family History Societies.
I am now based in Reading and have lived solely in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. I have an extensive knowledge of the local area and of their County Records Offices and Local Studies Libraries. London repositories including the National Archives (TNA), the British Library, the library of the Society of Genealogists are also within easy reach.
Services I offer include genealogical research, full family history research, biographical research, local history research, tracing of living relatives, certificate ordering, and location photography.
Records used are those found on the Internet and also in other repositories. They include GRO records(Births, Deaths and Marriages), Census returns, local Parish records, Probate records, Armed Services records, Education and Occupation records, Migration and Transportation records, Non-conformist records, Newspapers, Trade Directories, Title Deeds and Manorial records and many others.
All enquiries are welcome and all types of assignments undertaken, from just checking one entry in a parish register to researching a full-scale family history presented in a quality bound report.