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your family history?

I’m Jemima Buoy and I have been researching my own and my husband’s family history for over 20 years as a hobby and as a genealogy researcher. I am fascinated with our British surnames, particularly our unusual & rare surname - Buoy. I also love the paleography (handwriting) that comes with researching.

On 7th September 2009 I set up Ardenholme Genealogy so that I could use my hobby & experience to research for you. This new-look website celebrates my 12th anniversary of the business.

I research in any area of genealogy/family history for your ancestors. Have a look around my website to see what I do.

Photo of a church graveyard

Where I go to research for you:

  • Archive centres in every county in England & Wales

  • All London boroughs’ record offices

  • The National Archives at Kew, London

  • The London Metropolitan Archives at Islington, London

  • The ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh

  • The National Library in Wales in Aberystwyth

  • Internet search using subscribed genealogy web sites so that you don't have to!

What I use to research:

  • Your own information (this forms the basis of my research so please provide all that you know)

  • 1841 - 1911 UK Census Returns, plus the 1939 National Register

  • Parish Registers -Christenings, Marriages & Burials - 1538 to date (where available)

  • GRO Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths - 1837 to date (requires purchasing certificates if an entry is found)

  • Probate: Wills & Administrations of Letters

  • Electoral Rolls & Trade Directories

  • Maps & Newspapers 

  • Churches, Churchyards and Cemeteries

  • Photographs of gravestones

  • Military records

  • School Attendance Books, various Education records

  • And many more... plus overseas records including United States of America & Australia/New Zealand where online records allow

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