Patrick Yarnold

Patrick Yarnold

I offer my services to trace any English family line back to the early 19th century. For records earlier than that, I specialise in London/Middlesex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, extending to Hertfordshire, West Sussex, Kent, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. If it becomes clear that a family comes from outside my specialised area, I will normally employ another researcher, after consultation. while continuing to direct the research.

I can also offer more general historical research on a case by case basis, using sources available in the centres listed below.

With 30 years of experience in solving a wide range of genealogical puzzles posed by researches into numerous branches of my own and my wife's family,I began professional researching in 1997. Since then I have carried out research for more than 200 clients, ranging from the 16th to the 20th century.

I have been a full member of AGRA since 1999, and comply with their Code of Practice.

I have a close working knowledge and easy access to a wide range of genealogical resources in London, including the National Archives (Public Record Office), the British Library (including the Oriental and India Office Collection), the Guildhall Library, and the London Metropolitan Archives, with more occasional visits to local Archives and other specialised archives in Greater London. Additionally, as a member of the Society of Genealogists of over 45 years standing, I have free access to their extensive library, document collections, and internet services.


Outside London, I have similar knowledge of and access to the  Berkshire, Hampshire, and Surrey Record Offices as well as  other sources of information in those counties. I am also familiar with the Record Offices and other sources in Hertfordshire, West Sussex, Kent, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. In addition I have successfully carried out commissions at the Record Offices in Essex, Suffolk, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cheshire, and Staffordshire.



Contact Patrick Yarnold

Telephone: 01483 810564


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93 The Street

Back from my short break so here goes on thanbking you once again for your excellent report, and enclosed is ,y cheque for £-.

How very interesting the pedigree chart is which i have now had the chance to study. Where do you think my James and Richard (brother cousin??) may fit in?

I would dearly love to find the marriage of james and Sarah and of course his baptism so paerhaps Stoke d'Abernon or Send and Ripley may hold some clues.

Do please see if you can come up with anything more on this line...

Mrs JM of Broadstone, Dorset

Thank you for letter with the research into John B's origins. I am grateful for the work that you have done. I have just looked again at the Census that I recorded 20 years ago. fro the 1841 Census have recorded that neither John nor his wife Sarah wre born i n Surrey, a vital fact that I ignored when I came to the 1851 Census!

Mr TN of Broxbourne, Herts.

Many thanks for your assistance into family background.

I enclose my cheque and will willingly recommend your services.

Mrs MW of Camberley, Surrey


  • Family History
  • England Research
  • Berkshire Research
  • London Archives
  • The National Archives
  • Hampshire Research
  • Society of Genealogists
  • London Research
  • The British Library
  • Middlesex Research
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