Neil Chippendale

Neil Chippendale worked as Local History Librarian for the London Borough of Hounslow for 14 years. He also operated a small family history business titled "Chippendale's Family History Research Service". He worked for the Cairn's and Maryborough Family History Societies and also did work for Janet Reakes. He moved to Australia 9 years ago and now works for Hornsby Shire Council in NSW running the local and family history sections of the library service.


  • England and Wales Family History - Introductory talk which includes BDMs, Census Returns, Wills, Tithes, Hearth and Window Tax records.
  • London: the Tyranny of Cost and Distance - This talk covers all the major London repositories such as the Guildhall Library and the London Metropolitan Archives, then topics such as Crime, Apprenticeship Records, Workhouses, Directories, Gazetteers, Wills and Cemeteries. Also includes a...
  • The War Memorials in New South Wales Project: Hornsby Shire - This talk explains the idea behind this project and how Hornsby Shire Council went about researching the names listed on the various memorials in the shire. It includes information on the various military history websites available for the...