Tracing Family History & People

Family History & Genealogy

If you are researching your family history in the United States and don’t know where to start, you may like to contact the following organizations which will be able to advise you how to find the information you need:

Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road

Phone: +44 (0) 20-7251-8799

National Genealogical Society
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22205 – 4304

Phone: +1 (703) 525-0050

Finally, is another useful resource for anyone interested in researching their family history ; note that they also have a UK website at .

Birth, Marriage & Death Records

There is no central repository of birth, death and marriage records in the United States. These records are filed at state level and, in some cases, at an even more local level. The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics has produced Where to Write for Vital Records, a useful guide to these sources.