Hire Me

I am available to hire if you need help trace your full or partial tree, certain people, or check over your DNA results.

I use mainly online resources, including census returns, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, directories, newspapers… the list goes on! Up to 2019, I have researched well over 100 different family trees, plus numerous smaller research projects.

If you are interested in my services, or are researching one of the lines in my own family tree then please contact me with any queries or information and I will get back to you.

Below is a description of the typical data I provide with a Family History Research Project, plus a guide to the information I need to begin with.


I will perform an initial search from the information provided, which tells me if I have been given is enough data to start searching census records etc. and also if will I need to buy any birth, marriage or death certificates in order to move forward. After this a more in-depth investigation can commence. As every case being unique, my fees reflect this. The cost of researching a family tree varies depending on clients needs. All projects are tailored to suit the individual. and whilst I make every effort to supply a full and positive report, I cannot offer guaranteed success.

If you are interested in my services, or are researching one of the lines in my own family tree then please contact me with any queries or information and I will get back to you.

Items included within each project include:

  • RESEARCH REPORT: This includes details of what searches were made and an explanation of the results. It will explain my findings and possible suggestions for searches which might be conducted in the future to continue your objectives.
  • COPIES OF ALL RESEARCH DOCUMENTS: Copies of all pertinent documents will be included with the Report for your records. These may include such documents as birth, marriage and death certificates, baptism records, census records, etc. A duplicate copy of everything will be kept by me for future reference.
  • FAMILY GROUP SHEETS and PEDIGREE CHARTS: These sheets show the information about your ancestors.
  • FAMILY BIOGRAPHIES: This is a description of each family I research with any notes or interesting points I discover about them. This forms the overview of my research and clarifies all data found.

Other research I can do is as follows:

Census Look-Up

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • USA
  • Canada

Certificate Ordering

  • England & Wales: Birth, Marriage & Death, 1837 onwards
  • Scotland: Birth, Marriage & Death, 1855 onwards

Basic Information Required for Research

  • Full names, including maiden names, of all known direct ancestors
  • All known children/siblings in each family group, plus their spouses if known – the more names the better
  • Dates of birth, marriage or death where known, or approximate if not
  • Copies of birth, marriage or death certificates
  • Known places of residence of the ancestor during his lifetime
  • Occupations (this helps when tracing people in census records)

Extra Information To Aid Research

  • Obituaries, funeral cards, etc
  • Diaries, Journals
  • Old Letters
  • Information in Family Bibles
  • Family Histories, Traditions and Stories
  • Copies of research you or others may have already done

Try to get as much information together as you can. The more I have the easier it is to get started.

If you are interested in my services, or are researching one of the lines in my own family tree then please contact me with any queries or information and I will get back to you.