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The National Archives
County record offices
from home in south-west London and have many years experience of
genealogy. I hold a master's degree, and a university certificate in
genealogy and the history of the family. As well as doing research for
clients, I am also working on my own family history.
by ethical principles based on those used by the Association of
Professional Genealogists. This means that I agree that professionalism
in genealogy requires ethical conduct in all relationships with the
present or potential genealogical community. I therefore agree to:
- Promote a coherent, truthful approach to
genealogy, family history and local history.
- Present research results and opinions in a
clear, well-organized manner; fully and accurately cite references; and
refrain from withholding, suppressing, or knowingly misquoting or
misinterpreting sources or data.
- Promote the trust and security of
- Advertise services and credentials
honestly, avoiding the use of misleading or exaggerated
representations; explain without concealment or misrepresentation all
fees, charges, and payment structures; abide by agreements regarding
project scope, number of hours, and deadlines and reporting schedules;
keep adequate, accessible records of financial and project-specific
contacts with the consumer; and refrain from knowingly violating or
encouraging others to violate laws and regulations concerning
copyright, right to privacy, business finances, or other pertinent
- Support initiatives that preserve public
records and access to them.
- Be courteous to research facility personnel
and treat records with care and respect; support efforts to locate,
collect, and preserve the records by compiling, cataloging,
reproducing, and indexing documents; refrain from mutilating,
rearranging, or removing from their proper custodians printed,
original, microfilmed, or electronic records.
- Promote the welfare of the genealogical
- Give proper credit to those who supply
information and provide assistance; refrain from (or avoid) knowingly
soliciting established clients of another researcher; encourage
applicable education, accreditation, and certification; and refrain
from public behavior, oral remarks or written communications that
defame the profession, individual genealogists, or any professional
genealogy organisation or professional association.
am registered with the ICO
a data controller under the UK Data Protection (Charges and
Information) Regulations 2018, which replaced the UK Data Protection
Act (1998) and includes the requirements of the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR), which is a European-wide law that came into effect
on 25 May 2018.
never to release your personal details to third parties for mailing or
marketing purposes, or to use your details in any way except to
research your family history. If this requires me to pass on your
details to a third party during the course of the research, I will
notify you in advance and obtain your explicit permission to do this
before proceeding. I recognise that privacy is very important to all my