Need help researching your Family's history in
We have been researching our family history since
1998, much of it in Yorkshire, although our family trees are setting their roots
Having used professional researchers ourselves in
the past, we know what it is like to need help.
Now, however we are available to work for you, using
both our own experience of research, and experience of using paid researchers
ourselves. Our aim is to offer the highest standard of research while keeping
charges to a minimum.
Paying someone to research for you is undoubtedly a
luxury, and you want to get as much information for your money as possible.
Before requesting a quote you need to think about what kind of information you
are looking for. We need to know brief details of what you have already, but you
also need to tell us exactly what you hope to get out of any research we do for
You may only be interested in your own
ancestor, but not his brothers or sisters. Alternatively, you might want to know
as much about your ancestors close relations - brothers, sisters, their spouses
and children etc as possible.
When your research is done and paid for, you will
receive a typed report which will explain what documents we searched, what
information we found, and if appropriate, suggest where you can look next. The
results of your research will be sent on a floppy disk or CD, unless you prefer
paper copies. If you have a PC, then the floppy format would be best as you will
be able to copy & paste much of the information straight into your own files. Paper
copies of any documents will be sent along with your disk.
We currently charge
£10. per hour whilst researching. Plus out of pocket
expenses to cover the costs of travel; document fees and other incidentals. These
will be charged at cost price and receipts provided where possible.
A deposit of £32 will be required prior to commencement of your
research. This is our minimum charge but will be deducted from the total should
this be more. Unfortunately this is a consequence of one unscrupulous customer
leaving us out of pocket by over £100!
You will receive an invoice when your research is
completed, confirming how many hours research work was undertaken, and the
payment due. Details of how to pay can be found below. (You can of course state
a limit you are prepared to pay if your research funds are limited)
How to pay
We accept payment from the UK either by cheque or postal order. Due
to a heavy workload we are only taking enquiries from the UK for the time being.
Has this answered all your questions?
If not, then please ask more questions! Send an
email to Family History
If yes, then please email with details of your
requirements for a quote to
There is an alternative to paid research -
DIY! An annual subscription to
is a little over £60, (at the time of writing this) which is just over £1 per week.
enormous amount of records online and are adding to it continuously. With a
subscription to www.Ancestry.co.uk
; the advice on this web site and membership of
Family History Society, you can become an expert in a very short time
Thank you for visiting! Hope to hear from you
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