The Cambridge University Heraldic & Genealogical Society

Genealogical research enquiries

C.U.H.&G.S. is pleased temporarily to offer a genealogical research service in return for a fee. We can research only families primarily resident in England, Scotland, and Wales. (Irish research is difficult owing to the destruction of many records in Dublin by fire in 1922.)

Repositories or resources which we can visit or use include:–

These provide access to sources including We charge a fee of £29 per hour for genealogical research. This sum includes copies of records (unless restricted by Copyright), except G.R.O. certificates (though these are rarely required for results) and post-1858 probate records. There is no charge for an initial enquiry. If you wish to proceed with research, we require advance payment for the first block of hours.

We also offer a family-tree compiling service, if you already have information about your family, or it is already easily available, for example in Burke's Peerage & Baronetage or Landed Gentry. We can produce very smart typed pedigrees in PDF format (any paper size), which can be printed. We charge £8 per half-hour for this service. (Our genealogist works quickly.)

To make an enquiry, please email heraldic@cusu.cam.ac.uk, and one of our members will reply to you.