photo of Matthew Boardman

Position: Case Director


Phone: 01473 344942

Professional Paralegal Register practising certificate National Paralegal Awards Finalist

I can’t pinpoint one area of genealogy that interests me more than others. I genuinely enjoy the whole lot. However, I like the challenge of starting a new case with very little information – you can never predict in advance the depth of research that each case will require. Speaking with a wide variety of characters on a daily basis also makes me smile.

Matthew spent many years conducting research and analysis for intelligence units within the Metropolitan Police, including working for the royalty protection team. He joined Anglia Research in 2009.

“Apart from the qualities required for research, I think it’s important for a case manager to be approachable, open and straightforward,” he says. “I hope any potential beneficiaries I work with will feel able to contact me at any time.”

Matthew's articles: Finding family for Daisy.

Matthew's testimonials:

Dear Mr Boardman
I am writing to thank you very much indeed for all the work you have carried out on my behalf in respect of the estate of my cousin... I have, in the past, seen programmes about the work of firms such as yours on the television, but never for a moment expected to be in a position to be contacted by one! This has been a new experience for me, and you have made the whole process extremly straightforward, for which I am very grateful.
— Paul Reynolds

As executors of a 7 year old will, we were stuck trying to trace a beneficiary whom we didn't know and had exhausted asking other family members and his friends; though we did know a little bit about him from some correspondence all we had redundant emails and phone numbers but no address to track him down, and we had failed. Matthew @Anglia Research very quickly traced him for us. Very happy with the service as this was the final piece of the puzzle we needed to complete our executors duties. Thanks Matthew :)
— Jackie Welbourne (view Google review)

handwritten testimonial

I want to take the opportunity to thank you and Matthew Boardman for the very pleasant collaboration over the administration of this estate in recent months. It was a pleasure to work with you both. Everything was handled with great care and professionalism and the many complexities of tidying up the estate were, it seems to me, handled in a smooth and efficient way.
— Graham Mather

Dear Matthew

A small note to thank you for your research into our family and the rewards we have all received. Without you we would never have known all about this side of our family, although my mum did keep in contact with her step sister in Canada, there was never a connection with the one in America. Many thanks once again. 
— Jean

Hi Matthew
I received cheque/monies. Thank you and the team for your hard good work.
— D Anderson

Hello Matthew
I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts and for your helpfulness with my enquiries.
— A Paterson