I’m in London, doing client research and attending/working at the “Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE!” genealogy conference. It has been phenomenal. As many of you may know, London is one of the best cities in the world for genealogy research. As one of the world’s capital cities and top transit hubs for the past thousand years, many of the people in dozens of countries around the world have had ancestors come through here and can trace records through here—even when those ancestors had nothing to do with the British Isles. One of our clients from Bolivia had ancestors from Spain, who we found by tracing their ship through London.
The records here are also phenomenal. As a major superpower for hundreds of years, Britain had a bureaucracy to match, and records exist here in profusion. Our London office can get to these records, many available nowhere else, and we like nothing better than to help our clients find their family members who came from or through this misty northern island.