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Welcome to Research and Preserve.  I'm Heather Butler and as an independent professional Historian and Genealogist, I am passionate about historical and family research. I also love other people’s family trees!


Whether you have a research brick wall, require guidance and assistance with your research or looking for a speaker, tutor or 1940s adult and young person educator, do get in touch.


Education, re-enactment and research


Read my articles to gain insight into the world of genealogical, family and historical research.

I am also happy to give talks on my research interests:-



A local history study – Brimstage village
​​The beginners guide to family history: how to get started 
Plotlands: a twentieth century housing phenomenon in Moreton, Wirral
Dame Emma Hamilton

Mass Observation: The Home Front in the 1940s

What people say

The research Heather carried out was thorough and very detailed. Heather listened to what I wanted from the research and kept me up to date with the progress. The information was easy to follow and Heather gave me pointers to continue the research on my own.  The presentation of the information was exceptional. The Family Tree was printed out with adequate room for me to add my own research finds at a later date if I so wished.  The Presentation Folder was a particular surprise! It was very professional and a real treasure to pass onto my family, a  bonus I was not expecting.  I would highly recommend Heather to provide a thorough and professional service .

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