FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH PACKAGES
WHAT STORIES WILL YOUR ANCESTRY REVEAL?
Have your family history professionally researched and your family stories documented by an experienced Genealogist and published Author.
We will conduct extensive online research into your ancestry and bring your family history to life by telling the stories of the people in your family tree. How they thrived and survived and what life was like in the times they lived in.
WHAT WILL THE FAMILY HISTORY REPORT INCLUDE?
Each Family History Report is completely unique but will typically include:
professional A3 pull out Drop Line Pedigree Charts for each line followed
the family story of each line followed
information on the social history that shaped their lives
biographies of prominent individuals in your family history
family photographs (provided by the client)
copies & extracts of historic documents (e.g. census returns, service records)
birth, marriage and death certificates etc. where obtained.
We will also provide a complete digital record of your family tree (GEDOM file) which can be uploaded and viewed on most genealogy sites.
We are happy to discuss your specific requirements and tailor our research to meet your needs.
Popular packages include:
ANCESTRY RESEARCH PACKAGES
These offer the opportunity to trace a particular family surname back in time to the early 1800s; sometimes earlier.* Our starting point as the 'root' of the tree is you or another living relative.
These packages are ideal if your main interest is to find out as much as possible about the people from whom you directly descend - your ancestors.**
Our Ancestry Research Packages are presented in a deluxe walnut effect A4 binder (available in red, blue or green).
One surname - £449
Two surnames - £799
Four surnames - £1,449
* We aim to trace your ancestry back to at least the early 1800s (sometimes earlier). However, prior to Civil Registration in 1837 success will depend on a number of factors including the survival of parish records, online availability of records, popularity of surnames, social standing of ancestors. In general, the further back in time you go the more difficult it is to trace ancestors.
**We do record siblings names and birth dates where these can be reasonably found but do not include research about their lives. You can add extra research time if you would like to find out more about specific individuals.
COMPLETE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH PACKAGES
With these comprehensive packages we will research your complete family history. This will include ALL of your ancestors AND their siblings, going back in time to your 2 x Great Grandparents.
Often some of the most interesting stories are in our wider family, for example military service, emigration, brushes with the law, etc. Choose these packages if you want breadth in the research.
Our Complete Family History Research Packages are presented in a personalised luxury leather effect A4 binder with Presentation Case (available in wide range of colours).
Complete Maternal or Paternal Family History (eight surnames) - £949
Complete Family History (sixteen surnames) - £1,799
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. WHY PAY FOR PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH?
While many people enjoy undertaking their own research it is a very time consuming pursuit and few of us have the free time available. Also, unless you been professionally trained in research techniques it is very easy to make mistakes or come to a dead end.
By hiring a professional you eliminate the painstaking work and can be completely confident in the accuracy of the research.
Q. WHY CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY HISTORIAN?
We have over 30 years experience in genealogical research, access to a vast range of research records and resources and as professionals, know how to conduct the research in the most efficient and cost effective way.
Our Family Trees and Stories are individually written and hand finished to a high standard. Many competitors just use computer software packages to automatically generate trees and timelines.
As an Associate of AGRA, the professional body for Genealogy in England and Wales, we abide by their strict Code of Practice and Ethics , so you can be confident you are dealing with a trusted professional.
We have a proven track record and pride ourselves on the quality and breadth of our Family History Reports. We don't just record names, dates and places, we tell the stories of your ancestors and bring them to life. Read what are clients say in their testimonials.
Let us do the hard work and you can simply take pleasure in the finished result. Our clients tell us they go back to their Family History Reports time and time again and always find something new. They also take great pleasure in sharing them with their families.
Q. HOW LONG WILL THE RESEARCH TAKE?
A. Genealogical research takes time and we may have to obtain copies of official certificates to progress the research. We also carefully document our research, prepare family trees and write family stories.
It may take 10 to 12 weeks to complete a Family History Report, longer during peak times. If you are ordering a Family History as a gift and so need it for a specific date we will do our very best to accommodate you. If this is not possible we can prepare a personalised gift letter to be presented to the recipient informing them of the commission.
Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T FIND ONE OF MY ANCESTORS?
A. No professional can guarantee to find an ancestor. Sometimes the records are simply not there or we cannot be sure in proving a link. We will always only give you information we are sure of.
If we are unable to complete a line of research we will offer the choice of a refund, on a pro-rata basis, or suggest another avenue of research to you.
Q. CAN I GET ADDITIONAL COPIES OF MY FAMILY HISTORY REPORT?
A. We often get requests for additional copies of our Family History Reports to be given as gifts to other members of the family. We can produce a duplicate binder, personalised to anyone named within the original report, at a cost of £50 for our One or Two Surname Packages, or £75 per copy for all other Packages.
Q. CAN YOU GO BACK FURTHER IN TIME?
A.. We may be able to trace some of your family lines further back in time and will have a good idea if this is possible after completing the initial research. No guarantees can be made as it will depend on the the family in question and what records have survived for the area where they were living.
The number of your ancestors doubles with every generation as you move back in time. So you have thirty two 3 x Great Grandparents, sixty four 4 x Great Grandparents etc. To follow all family lines back would be very time consuming so we would recommend focusing on specific lines which are of particular interest. Additional research is charged on an hourly basis at £25/hour.
A deposit of £100 is required to book the research project. A further instalment (50% less deposit) is payable on commencement of the research. The balance is due on completion. For our Complete Family History Packages payment may be made in four instalments.
Payment may be made in GB Pounds sterling by bank transfer, debit/credit card or via Paypal.