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British & Irish Genealogy

Why use Smith Jones Murphy?

  • We are an experienced British genealogical research company. Based in the UK, researching the UK.
  • We produce a hardbound book of your personal family history for you to preserve on your bookshelf for posterity, or show off on your coffee table. It's unique to you.
  • We love what we do. We are genuinely interested in family research and we love the positive response our clients give us when we deliver their family history to them.
  • We have a large network of local specialists (over 50 people) who investigate local records and bring more esoteric knowledge and expertise to your family history.
  • We think we offer the best value for researching your family tree, uncovering more records, giving more information and linking them all into a coherent family history.
  • We assign a dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced genealogist to your project from day one. This person is responsible for conducting and coordinating your family genealogy from the first phone call to final delivery of the product.
  • We have access to all the on-line sources that might expedite your family research and keep the costs down.
  • We place a great deal of emphasis on communication. We talk to you throughout the project, keeping you updated with findings as we go. These discoveries often stir a memory in one of your relations which can have a significant impact on the direction of the research.
  • We are registered with and monitored by the Information Commissioner's Office to give you confidence that your family history is handled with discretion and confidentially.

The standard records we research are:
England and Wales;

  • Civil registration documents for birth, marriage, death from 1837 onwards
  • Census records 1841-1911
  • Parish records 1554-1837
  • Non conformist records
  • Wills and probate records
  • Emigration/Immigration records
  • Bishops transcripts
  • Military records
  • Professional and trades records
  • Poor Law records
  • Archived newspaper records


  • Civil registration documents for birth, marriage, death from 1855 onwards
  • Census records 1841-1901
  • Parish records 1538-1854
  • Archived newspaper records

Many Irish records were destroyed by fire in 1922 so Irish genealogy research is more time consuming and there are fewer records prior to the mid 1800s. But it can still be done.

  • Census records 1901 and 1911
  • Parish records
  • Civil registration documents for birth, marriage, death from 1864 onwards
  • Griffiths Valuations 1848-1864
  • Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837
  • Elphin Diocesan Census 1749
  • Archived newspaper records
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