I can research your family history anywhere in England and Wales, generally going back to the late 18th Century and sometimes even further. Based in East Sussex, I specialise in East and West Sussex and Surrey research.
Research of a specific ancestor Research a number of generations Research includes a report, tree and diagrams
Transcription of documents Help or advice with your own research Research into the history of a house
For very basic genealogy research I charge a pay as you go charge of £30.00 per hour plus expenses. I can research one person, a family or a number of generations depending on your needs and your budget, we can discuss your exact needs and work from there. This charge covers research, reports, construction of family trees and family group sheets.
Alternatively if you want a unique gift for someone I can provide research into a stated number of generations of your family tree which is then presented in a book to celebrate special occasions such as Birthdays or Christmas. This can include a family tree, diagrams, maps, photos, charts, census returns and any other documents found. Price is dependent on amount of research. Contact to discuss. Price includes book and printing.
Package 1: £500 For the really serious family history enthusiast, I offer 20 hours of research for £500 at a discount of £100 on my usual hourly rate. Depending on how difficult your family is to find, this can include finding up to 5 or more generations and pushes your tree into the 1700s. This includes generating a report.
Package 2: £250 A cheaper version of Package 1, this gives 10 hours of research for £250 at a discount of £50 on my usual hourly rate. This can be enough time for at least 3 generations of research and takes your tree into the 1800s. Again a report will be generated.
I also provide a transcribing service for wills, indentures and other documents. Please contact me for further details of price which depends on an initial assessment of the quality of the document and the difficulty of transcription required.
Additional expenses (at cost price): BMD certificates, wills, costs of travel to local record office, fees (eg for using a camera), photocopying and scanning. I will always double check with you before running up charges and try to avoid them where possible.
Payment by BACS bank transfer are preferred. Alternatively pay via PayPal invoice.
I reserve the right to withhold documents until full payment has been received.