Hester Coley AGRA Associate

Hester Coley

A professional genealogy service based in London and with strong links in Scotland

Are you curious about your family background?

Were your ancestors lords or farm workers?  Army captains or petty criminals?

Did they own their land, marry the housekeeper, travel across the ocean, leave wills?

Do you want help finding this out for yourself?

Have you tried and need advice on breaking down the brick wall you’ve arrived at?

Would you like it all to be done for you?

Do you wish to have a family tree done as a special present for someone?

I can tailor my services to your individual requirements, including :

·       Creating your family tree
·       Creating a detailed life story about a particular person
·       Accessing specific records in person
·       Taking photographs of gravestones, homes, workplaces
·       Teaching you how to do or improve on your own family research (remotely or in person)

I can also advise on how DNA testing can be used to find relatives or to develop your tree further.

Contact Hester Coley

Telephone: 0208 4386580

Mobile: 07584 320385

Email: info@hestercoley.co.uk

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106 Dartmouth Road

I was immediately impressed by your enthusiasm when I asked you to help me find out the origin of my foreign name.  Within barely of week of my sending you my grandfather's birth certificate you had produced a family tree on my father's side going back to my ancestor who settled in England from Germany in the 18th Century.  Your curiosity about the past and genuine interest in the way that records shine a light on the lives of our forebears are infectious, so we also discovered that one of my ancestors met an unfortunate end.  Well done for revealing those fascinating pieces of family history for me!

John Weidner, London

Hester was very enthusiastic and listened very carefully to the various anecdote and family myths whie researching both sides of the family. She was very diligent in trying to resolve conflicting stories, and willing to follow a variety of leads. She researched a wide variety of sources, including passenger lists, naturalisation certificates and company information.  She was very organised and thorough in her work, and kept me updated throughout. The results of her research are fantastic, and she has presented them really well, including providing copies of original documents that make fascinating reading. My parents and relatives were very pleased with this research.

Mark Fidler, Sevenoaks

Hester Coley has done some excellent work tracing my ancestry on both my mother's and father's side of the family.  She has been able to trace back 9 generations in some cases.  She works diligently and quickly.  She has used software to clearly tabulate my family tree which she has given me in both soft and hard copy.  I would recommend Hester to anyone wanting a good and thorough service.

​Martin Smith, London


  • London Research
  • Family Trees
  • London Archives
  • Middlesex Research
  • Essex Research
  • DNA and Genetics
Box A, 14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA