The tasks a Genealogist is expected to perform include:

Conducting research into the genealogical background of individual or families in order to establish descent from specific ancestor

Discovering and identifying the forebears of individual or family

Consulting different genealogical tables, publications and documents

Making use of records from church and court so as to establish evidence of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and legacies

Tracing the lines of descent or succession

Constructing the chart showing lines of descent and family relationships

Preparing the history of family in narrative form

Writing the brief sketches emphasizing points of interest in family background

Skilled in conducting research regarding the background of individual or families

Proficiency in establishing a line of descent from a specific ancestor in case of a family

Ability to identify the forebears of an individual or family

Ability to properly study the different genealogical tables, publications and documents

Ability to procure records from church and court

Skilled in constructing charts that show the lines of descent and family relationships

Will be updated

Analytical skills

Excellent observational skills

Problem-solving ability

Investigation skills

Excellent interpersonal skills


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

Will be updated

Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, the vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India.

More and more people have become interested in tracing their line of descent of late. Considering all this, it is safe to say that there is demand for a Genealogist is there in the present and it will be there in the future as well.

Research organizations


Cities and towns across India