Research Services

I offer both family history research and house history research.

Would you like me to start from scratch? Have hit a “brick wall”? Do you wish to take your research further? Maybe you have one particular ancestor you would like to know more about. Or you would like to know if that family rumour is true? Have you taken a DNA test and need help interpreting the results? Would you like to know your long lost relatives?

Do you live in an old house and wish to know more about its history? Or a house in which your ancestors lived? Are you moving into a old house and would like to know more about its history? Are you moving into a new build and wish to find out more about the history of the land/area in which it has been built?

I offer research as an hourly, daily or weekly rate along with all inclusive packages to meet your requirements. I have a minimum contract of two hours.

Your story so far….

For those just starting out on their family history journey, my all inclusive family tree packages are a great start. They include research to the start of the 19th century for either a 1, 2, 3, or 4 surnames or all direct ancestor surnames.

Prices start from £300 include the cost of the research, preparing the final report and a pedigree tree (excluding the cost of purchasing any records such as certificates of birth, marriage and death). For further details see my Family Tree price list. Packages can be purchased here.

For all other research, including any research using DNA results, costs are agreed with you prior to starting any research. I offer an hourly, daily and weekly rate and I am happy to work to your budget.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements and to obtain a free no obligation all inclusive quote.

If only these walls could talk?

Old houses contain a lot of history. They have witnessed lives come and go, changes to itself and the surrounding area.

Manorial records, Chancery records, Title deeds and Wills and probate records can provide a rich insight into the houses in which we live and the people who have come before us.

House history research is charged at my hourly/daily/weekly rates. The cost is agreed with you prior to starting any research and I am happy to work to your budget.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements and to obtain a free no obligation all inclusive quote.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates are available for 2, 4 or 6 hours of research and can be purchased here. Larger gift vouchers can be purchased on request. Please contact me with your requirements.

Gift certificates can be redeemed against both family history research and house history research

Transcription service

If you have found a Will, deeds or similar records which you need help to read and understand, I offer a transcription service. The cost will vary depending on the type and length of the document(s).

Please contact me to discuss your requirements and to obtain a free no obligation all inclusive quote.

Legal Research Service

My legal background provides me with a good grounding to conduct research for yout legal dispute. Where that be locating a boundary dispute, right of way dispute, ownership dispute, or similar I can help to locate relevant documents and maps to assist.

Whilst I have a legal background, any research undertaken or documents provided would be from a historical perspective and would do not in any way constitute a legal opinion.

My full terms and conditions can be found here