I founded Research Roots in 2011, providing a wide range of genealogical fact-finding services for individuals, companies and organisations all over the world. Although my business is 'families', and all my clients share a common 'need to know', what I love about my work is that every family's story is different which means no two projects are ever the same.
Having studied History at Cambridge, I worked for several years at a number of London literary, film and television agencies before turning to research full time. My own interest in genealogy originated with my research into my paternal Jewish family history going back to 18th century Poland. I now specialise in Jewish genealogy. I find it to be quite a different discipline from other types of family history and one in which you can generally throw the rule book out the window! The resourcefulness required to track down ancestors who habitually kept on the move and changed their names frequently has given me a great deal of experience in international research generally - experience which I've applied to non-Jewish cases as well, particularly family reunion work.
I work with a wide range of records and sources, local and international archives, libraries and museums and a growing network of researchers, genealogists and legal professionals across the UK and overseas.
I am mentor to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB), a member of the Society of Genealogists (SoG) and Sussex Family History Group (SFHG). I am currently leading a project to digitise Jewish community records in Brighton & Hove, and I am a Town Leader for Jewish Records Indexing-Poland raising funds for the translation of records from my ancestral towns of Aleksandrow Lodzki and Rawa Mazowiecka.
Please visit my website to find out more about what I do and the range of services I offer through Research Roots, including high quality chart printing.
Telephone: 01273 841393
Mobile: 07748 637764
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28 North End
Naomi is AMAZING... I have been engaged in genealogical research for 45 years, and in all my years of research, rarely have I come across someone who works with such a high degree of professionalism, efficiency and speed. Her level of expertise in the UK is unmatched.
M. Denn, Texas
I couldn't be more delighted with the extraordinary research that Naomi has been able to do on my family. Both the sheer number of generations that she has been able to trace, plus the colour and interest that she has brought to their stories, are truly impressive. Highly recommended and we will definitely do some more digging in due course!
C. Lenson, London
Probably the best present I've ever given. It was supremely well received.
R. Womack, London