Family History Research

Did you know 1 in 6 English people may be of Huguenot descent? With our Family History service you might just discover heritage you didn’t know about.

You do not need to be an expert on your family tree – we have been able to help people who can only go so far back as far as their grandparents. All we need is information about the person you know furthest back in your family tree, such as their birth, baptism, marriage or death dates. Please remember to include places as well as dates. Any details you can provide are helpful to allow our researchers narrow down their search.

‘Volunteer researcher Alan provided much information about my family and history, identifying family in Norfolk back to the 1600’s not previously known to any of my living relatives.’ Harry Angstrome, Feb 2020, Tripadvisor 

The charge for this research is £25 for up to two hours research. We will discuss the likelihood of Huguenot ancestry with you before taking payment. The cost of your research will go to support the Museum as we have no ongoing funding during the enforced closure.

For more information, please email

PLEASE NOTE: When we reopen we will not offer face to face Family History consultations as they involve close contact for up to half an hour which we do not think is safe at this time. The service will, however, continue to run remotely.