Welcome to GenPals


Introducing the Essex Commemoration Project, preserving the commemorations placed by family, friends and IWGC / CWGC to those who died in service of their country in the World Wars, as well as civilian casualties killed by enemy action.

For more information on the project and the locations in Essex, both past and present, included see here

Search the Essex Commemoration Project to find war dead


Genealogy Research Services

Whether you’re just starting your family history, hit an ancestry brick wall or you simply don’t have the time to study your genealogy and want someone else to create your family tree, we can help.

When you consider that you have hundreds of ancestors stretching thousands of years into the past, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by family history. Here are some of the ways we can help.

Answers to your questions.

We understand that there are times when you’d like to complete the research on your own, but you just need to ask a few questions before you can get going in the right direction

Help proving a theory.

When you’re searching for a document to verify a family story, or a hunch but you don’t know what record you need or where it is, we can track it down and send you a copy along with any supporting documents you may need.

Take photos for you.

We will take high resolution photos for you whether you want a photo of the church your ancestors were married in or a picture of your grandparents home, street signs or tombstones or any thing else that adds to your family history.

Specialised or custom research.

If you lack the time or inclination to master a new set of skills, but are interested in watching your family tree grow, learning where you come from, what your ancestors did for a living, being able to pass on your genealogy to your family, giving a family tree as a present for a special anniversary, we can conduct all the research for you to your specification.