Judy Lester MA (Cantab.), PG Cert. Family History

Judy Lester

Kerrywood Research is a genealogy and family history research service specialising in London families up to about 1920.

With a degree from the University of Cambridge and a postgraduate qualification in Family History, I have more than 15 years' professional experience of helping people with research.

My main focus is on locating and researching individual ancestors, problem-solving, and overcoming brickwalls. I visit all the main London archives regularly, including the National Archives at Kew, London Metropolitan Archives and Westminster Archives Centre, as well as the smaller local studies libraries.

As a full-time professional genealogist, I am experienced in a wide range of research areas. I have a particular interest in London workhouse and poor law records, and also in criminal ancestors. With specialist skills in palaeography, I can read and interpret medieval and early modern documents in many styles of handwriting, in both English and Latin.

I provide a friendly and reliable service to clients in the UK and overseas. If you would like help with your family history, please visit my website to find out about the way I work and the fees that I charge. I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Judy Lester

Mobile: 07940 409920

Email: kerrywood55@gmail.com

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65 Cotswold Gardens

Absolutely outstanding work. You have exceeded my expectations. Your research methods are really thorough and I am more than happy with the results. Your report is very easy to follow and I am impressed you achieved so much.

Antony (London, UK)

For your promptness, responsiveness, clarity, application, know-how and the many other virtues I seek in a genealogist, I am most grateful ... I am extremely proud of what I have unearthed, thanks to your help.

Bill (New Hampshire, USA)

How good it feels to correspond with someone who is an actual researcher and knows about dealing with documents rather than just the internet ... so many people seem not to know about consulting original sources. 

Eileen (Sheffield, UK)

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  • Family History
  • London Research
  • Poor Law and Workhouse Records
  • Palaeography
  • Latin
  • Criminal Records
  • Will and Probate
  • London Archives
  • Middlesex Research
Box A, 14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA