Welcome to Tracing
I first discovered genealogy in 1987 when I did an English project to produce a family tree. I even tea-stained the paper and burn the edges to make the document look all old and authentic! Then in 2005 I rediscovered genealogy via my partner who was tracing his, and after digging out my old family tree project was soon hooked. It was after helping a
friend with her own tree I realised that I enjoyed tracing other
peoples trees just as much as my own!
I use mainly online resources, including census returns,
birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, directories, newspapers... the list goes on!
Below is a description of
the typical data I provide with a Family History Research
Project, plus a guide to the information I need to begin with.
I will perform an initial search
from the information provided, which tells me if
I have been given is enough data to start searching census records
etc. and also if will I need to buy any birth, marriage or death certificates in order to move forward. After this
a more in-depth investigation can commence. As every case
being unique, my fees reflect this. The cost of researching
a family tree varies depending on clients needs. All projects
are tailored to suit the individual. and whilst I make every
effort to supply a full and positive report, I cannot offer
If you are interested in my
services, or are researching one of the lines in my own family
tree then please contact
me with any queries or information and I will
get back to you.
Items included within each
This includes details of what searches were made and an
explanation of the results. It will explain my findings
and possible suggestions for searches which might be conducted
in the future to continue your objectives.
ALL RESEARCH DOCUMENTS: Copies of all pertinent
documents will be included with the Report for your
records. These may include such documents as birth,
marriage and death certificates, baptism records,
census records, etc. A duplicate copy of everything
will be kept by me for future reference.
SHEETS and PEDIGREE CHARTS: These sheets show
the information about your ancestors.
This is a description of each family I research
with any notes or interesting points I discover about
them. This forms the overview of my research and clarifies
all data found.
Other research I can do is
- England & Wales: Birth, Marriage &
Death, 1837 onwards
- Scotland: Birth, Marriage & Death,
Basic Information Required for Research
Full names, including
maiden names, of all known direct ancesotors
- All known children/siblings in each family
group, plus their spouces if known - the more names the
- Dates of birth, marriage or death where
known, or approximate if not
Copies of birth, marriage
or death certificates
Known places of residence
of the ancestor during his lifetime
- Occupations (this helps when tracing people
in census records)
Extra Information To Aid Research
- Obituaries, funeral cards, etc
Information in Family
Family Histories, Traditions
Copies of research you
or others may have already done
Try to get as much information
together as you can. The more I have the easier it is to get
If you are interested
in my services, or are researching one of the lines in my
own family tree then please contact me with any queries or
information and I will get back to you.