Anstey Research

Research into the ‘Anstey’ family and surname has been going on for at least two centuries, and probably much longer than that, and it is still very much ongoing today, conducted by a committed group of ‘Anstey’ genealogical enthusiasts .

Unfortunately, much of the research performed in times past has not survived to today, but some of it has, for example the early 20th century Anstey research of T. J. Anstey (Tom), and it is research like Tom‘s which provides us with an absolute goldmine of knowledge, much of which could not possibly be discovered by generations alive today (for example family anecdotes, correspondence, family trees drawn in previous times etc).

In order to minimise the risk of today’s Anstey research and knowledge being lost to future generations of Ansteys and Anstey descendants, the overseers and chief researchers of this ‘Anstey Story‘ project, G. M. Anstey (Gary) and T. J. Anstey (Tom), have together currently co-authored four books on the Ansteys, the first of which,

Anstey: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry

is now in its third edition, and is available for purchase at Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Singapore and Amazon Canada.

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Gary is also currently drafting the book

ANSTEY: A Complete History from the Norman Invasion to World War One

which will be published in 2024.

Anybody interested in being notified once this book is published please contact us at

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