Susan Moore MA

Susan Moore

Chancery records

I specialise in Chancery records which are held at the National Archives at Kew.  These are an invaluable source for family historians, giving an insight into family life, and often describing up to five generations in one document with names of brothers, sisters, husbands and wives, often with dates included.  

The National Archives

I spend 2-3 days a week at the National Archives and although I specialise in Chancery records, welcome enquiries about other records before 1800.

West county archives

I also take commissions involving deeds, wills, and other legal documents, in West Country archives: Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall.  


I am happy to transcribe documents dating from the 16th century, and read Chancery documents, deeds and wills like reading a newspaper.


Having worked full time as a professional genealogist and researcher since 1974, I have many years' experience on all types of record, but have chosen to specialise in Chancery records, probably because I am nosy, and these give you an insight into your ancestors' characters.


I am available to give talks on "Chancery Records", and also on "Life as a Professional Researcher" to family history societies and local history societies


Author of "Tracing your Ancestors through the Equity Courts"

Author of "Family Feuds, An Introduction to Chancery Proceedings".  Copies available on request.

Also, many articles on Chancery records in family history society publications and in The Local Historian

I run annual online Pharos course "Deeds and Disputes" concentrating on deeds and Chancery records


Contact Susan Moore


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Gould's House

You are truly a professional!  It is amazing what you can do in three days.


DF, Canada

Brilliant Susan!!! and thankyou. I appreciate your thoroughness 

JL, Toronto

Family Feuds

This is a gem of a book.  Chancery all sounds horribly complicated and a minefield of legal difficulties.  Here at last is someone, who not only understands the process, but is able to explain it in simple language.  

Review by PW

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  • Legal Records and Chancery
  • The National Archives
  • Palaeography
  • Land, Manorial and Estate Records
  • Family History
  • Local History
  • Somerset Research
  • Wiltshire Research
  • Dorset Research
  • Devon Research
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London EC1M 7BA