About HistoryOwl

HistoryOwl is a completely free service which aims to put researchers in touch with those researching family and local history. These may be professional historians or enthusiastic amateurs who have built up research experience.

There are times when we need a bit more help with our family or local history. Not everything is online or easy to navigate. For beginners, the number of available resources can be overwhelming. However, there are plenty of us out there who have been doing this for a while and built up experience in solving these puzzles.

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Join the new community and help make researching a bit easier.

I am a family history researcher with more than 20 years experience. I have traced my own family back to the mid-1500s in North Yorkshire but the quest to fill in the details on other lines keeps me busy. I have also worked with databases and IT systems in the Library and Archives sector and have an interest in making technology work better for history researchers.