Hester Coley Genealogical Research

"Hester was very enthusiastic and listened very carefully to the various anecdotes and family myths while researching both sides of the family. She was very diligent in trying to resolve conflicting stories, and willing to follow a variety of leads. She researched a wide variety of sources, including passenger lists, naturalisation certificates and company information.  She was very organised and thorough in her work, and kept me updated throughout. The results of her research are fantastic, and she has presented them really well, including providing copies of original documents that make fascinating reading. My parents and relatives were very pleased with this research."


Mark Fidler, Sevenoaks

"I was immediately impressed by your enthusiasm when I asked you to help me find out the origin of my foreign name.  Within barely of week of my sending you my grandfather's birth certificate you had produced a family tree on my father's side going back to my ancestor who settled in England from Germany in the 18th Century.  Your curiosity about the past and genuine interest in the way that records shine a light on the lives of our forebears are infectious, so we also discovered that one of my ancestors met an unfortunate end.  Well done for revealing those fascinating pieces of family history for me!"

John Weidner, London


"Starting with little information she created a family tree of over 700 records, going back as far as the

late 1400s.  The final presentation in both electronic and paper formats was excellent and included a "history of the family" which highlighted facts about some of the more interesting relations.

I am happy to recommend Hester to anyone considering having their family tree researched."


Malcolm Lloyd, London

"Hester Coley has done some excellent work tracing my ancestry on both my mother's and father's side of the family.  She has been able to trace back 9 generations in some cases.  She works diligently and quickly.  She has used software to clearly tabulate my family tree which she has given me in both soft and hard copy.  I would recommend Hester to anyone wanting a good and thorough service."


Martin Smith, London


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