Chris Sweeney BTh; MA; MA. AGRA Associate

Chris Sweeney

Based in the East Midlands, Chris Sweeney Family History Research is a business that will undertake research of families from across the UK.

Family History is something of a passion for me. People, and their histories, are at the centre of what I do. Whether it is searching for a specific piece of information or researching your family back into the early 19th century, I will be happy to discuss it with you.

I offer a free, no obligation, consultation and will check resources before discussing what might be done to take your project forwards.

Feel free to get in touch and discuss what you hope to achieve. And if you don’t know yet, I’m still happy to talk to see if we can clarify things for you.

Contact Chris Sweeney

Telephone: 01332 811207

Mobile: 07973 458692


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41 Towles Pastures
Castle Donington
DE74 2RX

I asked Chris if he might be able to trace my family ancestry back through my father’s line. His work and research meant that he was able to go back as far as 1791 with reliable evidence about my ancestors. The story was absolutely fascinating.

Chris’s thoroughness and attention to detail were well in evidence throughout the process. His checking and double checking of sources was detailed in the finished story he gave to me. He gave me progress reports from time to time during his work, and we met and talked on occasions about various things he uncovered. He also included some family detail that I was able to provide because it was within my lifetime.  

The upshot of it was that, because of the detailed and high-quality work that Chris had done, my wife and I visited Grasby in Lincolnshire – to find that many of the graves in the churchyard were either direct relatives or families who had married into my family. It was an amazing experience to stand in that church yard among my ancestors from generations ago.

John K, Derbyshire

My wife and I asked Chris to research family background specifically surrounding her 91 year old father.

Chris spent time discussing what he could do and how that might suit our requirements. The finished article was very professionally produced and certainly exceeded our expectations. It was also delivered to quite a tight timescale.

However, the main benefit we found in using Chris' services was the interest that he took in my wife's father, listening to so many anecdotes that he was subsequently able to use to bring life to the information. Clearly Chris does not believe that commissions are simply information gathering exercises and I would certainly recommend him to anyone considering a similar study.


David G, Nottinghamshire

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