I graduated from Nottingham University with a PhD in genetics and began training as a professional genealogist in 1979 at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies in Canterbury. I obtained their Licentiateship in Genealogy and Heraldry (LHG) and became a professional researcher with Achievements Ltd of Canterbury, where I was the Research Manager.
Whilst at IHGS, as Director, I headed a team which, in conjunction with hospital research departments, used genealogical research to trace the inheritance of genetic abnormalities to identify those who may be at risk. These included early onset Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer and Von-Hippel Lindau's disease. In 1994, I founded a new genealogical research company, becoming Research Director of Ancestors Ltd of Canterbury and later, of Dover. Since 1999, I have been the proprietor of Geoff Swinfield Genealogical Services.
I have trained a number of other practising genealogists as well as numerous students who have attended a wide range of educational courses run by IHGS, the Society of Genealogists (SoG) and London University (Birkbeck College). I have lectured widely on all aspects of genealogy, its sources and research techniques.
We are within easy reach of all the London record offices. The London libraries of the Society of Genealogists and LDS Church also allow access to many more records of civil registration, parish and probate throughout Britain. We can also call on a network of searchers who have specialist knowledge and experience throughout the UK and Ireland when local access is required. Our service provides a fully-documented research report, which includes all relevant copies and a drop-line pedigree.