Professional Genealogist in London

Nicola Elsom

I hold a Post-graduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde and an Intermediate Certificate in Family History Skills and Strategies awarded by Pharos Teaching and Tutoring in association with the Society of Genealogists. I strive to continually develop my skills as a researcher and I am an alumnus of the ProGen program.

Prior to training as a genealogist I worked as an accountant and I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. I am a graduate of Oxford University, where I studied Pure and Applied Biology at St. John’s College.

My interest in family history began as a hobby and I am a member of the National Genealogical Society, the  Society of Genealogists and the Guild of One-name Studies.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and abide by their Code of Ethics. I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.


What my Clients say:

Never thought that I would find the family of a RAF pilot, shot down above Belgium in WW2. Nicola succeeded in less than a week. Thank you again Nicola !

B. Gielis, Belgium

Dear Nicola, I would like to take this opportunity to say that hiring you to do family research for me was the best move I ever made. You went way beyond what I was expecting and I thank you for that. Your report on your findings was nothing short of spectacular. I have great respect for your professionalism and I highly recommend that anyone needing family research done should seek out your services. Thank you again for everything.

James S. Wickes, Ontario, Canada

We were skeptical that any researcher could locate my husband’s great-grandmother, given that we only knew her maiden name and birthplace of England. We knew that she crossed the Atlantic as a young woman, married in the United States in 1881 and died giving birth in 1885. With four of five females of the same name eliminated after careful research of birth, marriage and death records, only one possibility remained. We are certain that Nicola Elsom has discovered the woman we have sought for 25 years and has provided us her date and place of birth, as well as her parents and siblings. We couldn’t be more pleased!

Mr & Mrs Richard Bush, Pennsylvania, USA

I was very impressed with the work that Nicola Elsom did on my family history.  She not only found information on my g-g-g-grandmother, but was able to trace the family back three more generations.  Her work was very organized and easy to understand.

Darlene C. Sisler, Carroll County, Illinois, USA

It’s always difficult for an American genealogist to conduct family history investigations across an ocean but with a local genealogist like Nicola Elsom to turn to, it’s easy to be extremely confident in the research.  Her efforts were timely and thorough and her analysis complete.  Thanks, Nicola for your excellent work!

Terry Feinberg, Freeport, Illinois, USA

Nicola’s work was first class and excellent value. I will certainly put more work her way in the future.

Glen Midgley, Lancashire, UK