Colin D. Rogers MA(Oxon), MEd, PhD, FSG

Colin D. Rogers

I specialise in tracing missing persons in the UK, mainly for probate purposes - intestacy, change of address etc., and have been used as an expert witness in that area. I also trace the history of English surnames.  I was the Hon. General Editor of the Lancashire Parish Register Society for thirty years, and still transcribe registers for the Society. I am the author of:

The family tree detective (4th ed. 2008)

Tracing missing persons (1986)

Local family history in England (1991, with Dr. J. H. Smith)

The surname detective (1995)

Various Gibson Guides (with Jeremy Gibson)

The Lancshire populstion crisis of 1623.

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Telephone: 01457 856811


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