Interested in finding out who your ancestors were?
Already researching your family history, but reached a sticking point?
A family history research service by a thorough, meticulous, and reliable genealogist
Tel: 01273 479467 or 07906 586726
Qualified member of AGRA
(Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Archives)
"You have been so easy to deal with, and the quality of your work really is first class.
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What I offer
Speaker & writer
Tracing living relatives
I offer a range of services relating to family trees, and the history of families and houses, and keep to the
traditional way of producing family trees - pen and ink. Whether you have already spent time researching your
family tree yourself and reached a sticking point, or whether you would like an entire tree produced from scratch;
I am happy to take on the job.
After many years of researching family trees, I continue to remain passionate about all my research requests - however small.
Tracing one's ancestors can be a fascinating personal journey, and I aim to give as much passion and commitment to a
customer's family tree as if it were my own.
"The finished work Mathew gave me was not only extremely detailed, but also very professionally presented"
Our ancestors are more than just names from the past; their actions and decisions have determined where we are today,
and indeed the very fact we are here at all. The upheaval and hardship faced by many of our ancestors deserves
acknowledgement, and family trees help to keep their memory alive.
The Madden family in Brighton c1910.
(l-r) Back row: Thomas, Elizabeth. Middle row: Fanny, Ann, Frederick. Front row: John, Ambrose.
Thomas Madden (my great great grandfather) came over to England from Cork in Ireland with this parents when he was a small boy.
He grew up in the east end of London and became a tailor, like his father.
In the 1870s he moved to Brighton, where he met Ann Carpenter, who was working as a domestic servant in the town.
They married in 1875, and had six children.