The Hampshire Genealogist

LMentary Family History offers a wide-range of products; a first-class research service, a selection of interesting presentations and a wide variety of family history classes. 

I am ideally placed to search local records for your Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex ancestors and would be delighted to uncover the exploits of your military ancestors using the records at the National Archives.

I travel across Hampshire and West Sussex delivering talks to family history groups and I have a variety of topics to offer. I also deliver family history courses in the local Petersfield area offering basic beginner's modules to the advanced level.

You will find LMentary Education and Research has something for everyone.

Trace Your Family History

Are you starting from a blank piece of paper, following a family myth or need inspiration to overcome that brick wall? All aspects of research are considered so please read on

Get a Recognised Qualification

I offer a two-year family history course that prepares you for the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) Higher Certificate Examination. Find out more.

About Me

Les MitchinsonMy ancestral journey began out of curiosity. To discover my own slice of history, I took up a hobby that became my passion.
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Where I Work

I will consider all aspects of research and I am conveniently placed to carry out work in the record offices of Hampshire, Surrey and East and West Sussex. I am also a regular visitor to the National Archives. Read more...

My Customers Say...

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Military Histories

Read some of the fascinating tales I have stumbled across whilst conducting research using military records. Fact is indeed often stranger than fiction.

Free Evaluation!

Tell me what you want and I will provide you with a free evaluation. Everything will be itemised meaning your final invoice will not contain any shocks! Contact me.