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British & Irish Genealogy

Is there a “black sheep” in the family?

It’s a fact of life that some families fall out or drift apart. But sometimes you hear about a relation who "we don't like to talk about". The "black sheep". Why? And how reliable is what you know about them? Were they ill? Did they commit a crime? Were they born out of wedlock? Did they fall in love with someone they shouldn't have and had a child?

Victorian neuroses about what was or was not acceptable behaviour led to silences and then misinformation about decent people with a story to tell.

We can help you find those ancestors and help you understand why they may have been excluded. You’ll get an insight into the morals (and reality) of the time. Needless to say, we handle delicate issues sensitively. Call us or email our enquiry line now and tell us what you want to know.

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