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Family History Research

Welcome to this Family History Research service from the UK.

From the 19th Century, the Victorians records have survived pretty well, and are the main records available for family research covering primarily Scotland, England and Wales. Plus some old Parish records go back to the 18th Century (1700's). Records from Ireland are a bit limited due to these being destroyed by fire many years ago.

I am also able to include research information from other countries, for example Canada, the USA, Australia, or other European countries, subject to this information that has been made public via the Internet. This could include census records, from 1851, births, marriages, and deaths, and sometimes immigration, immigration, shipping records, and military records.

JANUARY 2022.

I offer a 3 hours free family research package, with no obligations to carry out further research. 

This gives me the opportunity to check if further research is possible, as sometimes you can "hit a brick wall" - certainly earlier than 1841. Prior to this year we rely on the old parish records - known as OPR, and if the family information is available you can go back to the 1700's, or earlier.

I would need details of at least one of your family members, such as name, date of birth, marriage, or sadly death - known as BMD; to get started. This would enable me to research for your ancestors, and where they came from.

All my research is done on-line from family research websites, such as Ancestry, Scotlands People, the UK Government Records Office (GRO), as the main sources of records, plus some other websites, such as GENUK for more in-depth content.

The research will primarily identify parents, siblings, where they lived, and their occupations.

Digital scanned copies of original birth, marriage and death certificates, can be obtained, but the organisations charge a fee for these. These may have to be charged to you as extras, but only by agreement beforehand. GRO and Scotlands People charges are quite minimal for digital copies obtained via their websites. Please note these are only available for the UK.

You can obviously research your ancestry using the organisation mention above, plus others on the internet, but my family history research service aims to save you the hassle, as it can be quite a time consuming and frustrating task! 

I may also be able to provide more in-depth content into a particular family member, depending on the public record information that has been digitalised online, such as census records, and our own investigation and study of these.

​I may also be able to find you old map images of the places your ancestors came from. These are also available from the National Library of Scotland website. These can be compared to todays map images.

Should you wish me to carry out further research, after the free 3 hours, the fees are minimal just cover my time, and not for profit.

Currently, 2022, there is simply a single standard fee of UK Pound Sterling 50, US Dollars 65, Canada Dollars 85, Australian Dollars 90, or Euros 60, at current rates; payable on satisfactory completion of the research.  

Payment can be made on receipt of our invoice via PayPal, for your security, and piece of mind. Once you receive the invoice by email, you just click on the link, and make a payment by bank debit or credit card.  It's simple, and secure, and does not cost you anything.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.