Personally Tailored Research including searches for Living Relatives:
Price: £22.50 an hour plus expenses.
For details of likely expenses see my Research Terms and Conditions Document below.
I specialise in research in Kent and London but research can also be undertaken for other parts of the UK.
I also specialise in tracing the family history of adopted people and tracing living relatives. I have personal experience in this sensitive and often emotional field of research. If you are adopted and wish me to try to trace your birth relatives with a view to possibly getting in touch with them, I am very happy to discuss this in detail with you so that you have a clear idea of what it involves.
I offer a free fifteen-minute assessment by telephone or email for all potential clients.
If your research is nineteenth century family history research one of my research packages may suit you.
Once I have competed the required research I will send you a report of what I have found and, where appropriate, a family tree. You can then decide whether you would like me to continue your research and we can discuss a further plan of action.
Please read my Research Terms and Conditions Document for details of likley expenses and details of how I work. By commissioning me you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
If you are interested in commissioning me to research for you then please contact me with the following details:
To contact me concerning personally tailored research telephone me on 01797 344376 or email me at:
Heritage Family History Research Packages
The advantage of the research packages is that you know in advance exactly how much the research will cost. The packages are only suitable for nineteenth and early twentieth century standard family history research. There are two packages to choose from, but if you would like something different e.g. a greater number of generations researched, please do ask. I may be able to adjust the package to suit you or I may recommend personally tailored research for your requirements based on my hourly rate.
Starter Package £230
One branch of your direct ancestral line traced back two generations. Click here to see a typical "branch" of a family tree.
You will receive the following:
One branch of your family tree traced back two generations, but more widely researched to include details of other family members, such as siblings, and details of each direct ancestor's death where possible, plus a description of the social and economic conditions of the environment in which your ancestor lived.
You will receive the following:
You choose the format in which you wish to receive your final documents: paper, CD or email. All postal deliveries will be via Royal Mail Special Delivery unless you specify otherwise.
Gift vouchers for Heritage Family History research services are available for any amount from £50 upwards. Please email for details: email@example.com.
For payment methods please read my Research Terms and Conditions Document
Hourly Rate: £22.50
Make sure you send me clear details of what your question is and, if appropriate, what you have already done to try and solve your problem. If you have already searched the Internet for whatever you are looking for, please specify which websites you have used. After all I don't want to waste your money telling you to look in places or to try things which you have already tried! If your query takes less than an hour you will be charged for the proportion of the hour worked to the nearest 15 minutes. Payment options are the same as for the Personal Research service above. For Online Advice please email me at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Head-to-Head Sessions: £35 an hour or £47 for an hour and a half.
If you are a more experienced researcher and would like to discuss the research you have already done and ways to tackle any problems you are experiencing in person, a head-to-head clinic may be what you need. Bring along the research you have done so far and we will discuss it together and take a look at where you can go from there. I also offer private lessons for the same price. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced I offer sessions lasting between one and two hours and tailored to your individual needs.
for a Head-to-Head Clinic or private tuition sessions telephone me on 01797 344376 or email me at: email@example.com
Heritage Family History Surname Interpretation £20
Do you want to know where your surname originates or what it means? Many websites offer a free surname look-up. However these are often very basic and do not allow for the fact that the origin of some surnames are lost in the mists of time and cannot be summed up in one sentence. Using a combination of linguistics, etymology and a study of local records means that, for most, I am able to give an indication of the original meaning (in some cases there may be more than one possibility) and in many cases a precise definition. Note: this is purely an advisory service for those who are curious in the meaning of their surname - you will not receive a printed certificate with your surname on. Contact me with details of the name you would like interpreted on: firstname.lastname@example.org Where possible the expected turnaround time is ten days.