Check your pedigree

This guide was last updated in 2009

When you find a connection to gentry, you can look for the family in the Herald’s Visitations, which recorded many of the gentry.

These have been gathered together into the Armigerous Ancestors Index available to search for free at www.achievements.co.uk.

Check the information you find because they are not always reliable and look for family collections and pedigrees at the Access to Archives website at and the National Archives.

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