About

Hello, my name is Les Mitchinson and I am a professionally qualified genealogist based in Petersfield, Hampshire. I am a graduate of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) gaining my Higher Certificate in Genealogy (HC) in 2008 and the Diploma in Genealogy (DipGen) the following year. After graduating I became a course tutor with the IHGS, guiding students through the IHGS Correspondence Course and towards the IHGS Higher Certificate in Genealogy.    

I founded LMentary Family History in 2009 and have a steady flow of commissions with clients as far away as America and Australia. I also have a thriving education element to my business - running family history classes in the Petersfield area that cater for the absolute beginner through to the more experienced. A number of my students have passed the IHGS Level A and Level B assessments, seven have attained the IHGS Certificate in Genealogy and this year three students have received the IHGS Higher Certificate in Genealogy. I also speak on a wide-range of family history subjects and you will find a list of topics to choose from. 

Whatever your need, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see how I can help.

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.

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.