Below are some Family History Research FAQs – we hope these help you.
Research will depend upon the survival and availability of records. Some records go back as early as the 1500s but most research gets back to the early 1800s or late 1700s.
We will need some basic information to enable us to start researching your family tree. For instance, the names of your grandparents and the places where they may have lived. Other information such as approximate dates of birth or marriage and if possible where these events may have taken place are helpful pieces of information but not essential.
Where we need to buy certificates, we charge these to you at cost. The certificates are scanned and emailed to you. If you wish to have the original certificate posted to you, we charge a postage fee relevant to the number of certificates requested.
Our preliminary research based on your initial enquiry will enable us to determine whether there is likely to be any problems. However, this is unlikely and we are confident that we will be able to provide you with a fully researched Family Tree.
We will establish your requirements via email or telephone and once we are clear on what you want, we will send you an invoice for agreed amount. We can accept Credit Card payments via PayPal, electronic bank transfers or cheques via the post.
For a small upgrade fee we can add photos of individuals to the Report and Tree. It really brings things to life. You simply scan the photos, send them over to us and we will edit them for you and add them top the tree and research report.
We research by direct Ancestral Lines. This means we follow the male line for each of the root’s four grandparents. Each line is researched and where possible the male and female (i.e. Mother and Father) at each level is identified through birth, marriage and death dates together with children’s information.