1.  Family history research - standard package: 

Our standard package provides:

  • up to five generations of the client's family tree, which will usually go back to the early 1800s; 
  • some siblings of the main lines included;
  • ten birth, marriage or death certificates (£9.25/£12.00 each when purchased separately);
  • copies of all resources used in compiling the family tree, such as census returns, etc;
  • an A4 PDF report giving additional details to those on the family tree;
  • a disc containing the family tree in GEDCOM format, along with images of all related documents;
  • all documents presented in an attractive A4 padded 4-ring binder. 

We research both the maternal and paternal lines of the root name provided which gives the client a full picture of their ancestry.  We also provide GRO references within the PDF report so that further birth, marriage and death certificates can be purchased by the client at a later date, if they so wish.

We aim to complete the standard package family tree in approximately 3 months.

Price £375.00 payable as a £100.00 deposit followed by £275.00 on completion of the family tree. Payment by Paypal (click button below) or by bank transfer (please email for details).


     
Click here to complete and submit an application form. 

 

2.  Family history research - premium package:

Our premium package provides:

  • up to six generations of the client's family tree, going back to the early 1800s and possibly the late 1700s;
  • some siblings of the main lines included;
  • twenty birth, marriage or death certificates (£9.25/£12.00 each when purchased separately);
  • copies of all resources used in compiling the family tree, such as certificates, census returns, etc, and usually some additional resources such as WW1 medal cards, service records, etc.
  • an A4 PDF report giving additional details to those on the family tree;
  • the family tree professionally printed onto one sheet of paper (supplied in a cardboard tube);
  • a disc containing the family tree in GEDCOM format, along with images of all related documents; 
  • all documents presented in an A4 multi-page display book. 

We research both the maternal and paternal lines of the root name provided which gives the client a full picture of their ancestry. We also provide GRO references within the PDF report so that further birth, marriage and death certificates can be purchased by the client at a later date, if they so wish.

We aim to complete the premium package family tree in approximately 4 months.

Price £495.00 payable as a £100.00 deposit followed by £395.00 on completion of the family tree. Payment by Paypal (click button below) or by bank transfer (please email for details).


     
Click here to complete and submit an application form. 

 

3.  Family history research - individually tailored package

Please email us with your requirements and we will put together an individual quote, based on an hourly rate.  There is a minimum fee of one hour's research, and further time is charged per half-hour or part thereof. Certificates will be charged at the current GRO rate of £9.25 each (£12.00 each for certificates obtained from Scotland).  Optional inclusions such as copies of census images and other resources used; family tree printed on one continuous sheet; family tree and resources on disc, etc will be discussed with the client before acceptance of our quote.

Price to be discussed payable as a deposit of at least two hours' work, with the balance payable on completion of the research.  Payment by Paypal (click button below) or by bank transfer (please email for details).


     
Click here to complete and submit an application form. 

4Research at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre (formerly Wiltshire Records Office)

This service is for anyone who is doing their own research but who is unable to travel to the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre themselves.  We can look at any documents that are open to the public and then provide either photocopies or photographed copies of these.  Before requesting our help, please ensure that you obtain the reference number/s for the document/s required via the National Archives' A2A (Access to Archives) search facility, which can be found here.  If you have any queries or difficulties in doing this, please email us from the 'Contact Us' page and we will do everything we can to help.  Complete the application form with as much detail as you can and then submit it to us with your non-refundable deposit.

We do not charge clients for travel time - only the time spent researching at the History Centre is chargeable.  There is a minimum fee of two hour's research, and further time is charged per half-hour or part thereof. 

Price £25 per hour (minimum charge of £50 - two hours' research) payable as a £50 deposit with the balance payable on completion of the research.  Payment by Paypal (click button below) or by bank transfer (please email for details).


     
Click here to complete and submit an application form. 

5.  Lost relative search:

If you have lost touch with a relative, we can help.  Please give as much information as possible on the application form - the more details we have to work with, the better. 

We only ever use information in the public domain - birth, marriage and death certificates, census returns, electoral rolls, etc - and this information is essential when searching for a lost person.  We purchase our birth, marriage and death certificates direct from the General Register Office at a cost of £9.25 each in England and Wales, and from the National Records of Scotland (via ScotlandsPeople) at a cost of £12.00 each in Scotland.  This is the cost passed on to the client; we do not make any profit from the purchase of certificates and will only obtain those absolutely essential to the search. 

On receipt of the balance of payment, the client will be supplied with all details found during the search, along with supporting evidence, eg birth, marriage and death certificates etc, and a detailed invoice. 

Please note that a person search is not always successful, for various reasons which will be discussed with the client. 

We aim to locate a lost relative in approximately 6-8 weeks.

Price £125.00 payable as a £50.00 deposit followed by £75.00 on completion of the search, plus £9.25 per certificate purchased in respect of England and Wales (£12.00 per certificate purchased in respect of Scotland).  Payment by Paypal (click button below) or by bank transfer (please email for details).


     
Click here to complete and submit an application form. 

 

6.  Birth relative search: 

If you were adopted and would like to trace your birth family, we can help.  It is advisable to have a copy of your original birth certificate first, as it will contain information helpful to the search.  If you don't yet have a copy of your original birth certificate, just email us from the 'Contact Us' page and we will give you advice on how to proceed.  We also strongly recommend that adoptees add their details to the National Adoption Contact Register before proceeding with a search by clicking here.  This is to ensure that clients' money is not wasted on a search when a birth relative may already be waiting to make contact.  If birth relatives have not left details on the National Adoption Contact Register, don't assume that this is because they don't want contact; they simply may not be aware that such a facility exists.  However, please also be aware that birth relatives who do not wish to be contacted can leave a note to this effect on the Register. 

We only ever use information in the public domain - birth, marriage and death certificates, census returns, electoral rolls, etc - and this information is essential when searching for a lost person. We purchase our birth, marriage and death certificates direct from the General Register Office at a cost of £9.25 each in respect of England and Wales, and £12.00 each in respect of Scotland, and this is the cost passed on to the client; we do not make any profit from the purchase of certificates and will only obtain those absolutely essential to the search.


On receipt of the balance of payment, the client will be supplied with all details found during the search, along with supporting evidence, eg birth, marriage and death certificates etc, and a detailed invoice.

Please note that a search is not always successful, for various reasons which will be discussed with the client.

We aim to locate a birth relative in approximately 6-8 weeks.

Price £125.00 payable as a £50.00 deposit followed by £75.00 on completion of the search, plus £9.25 per certificate purchased in respect of England and Wales (£12.00 per certificate purchased in respect of Scotland).  Payment by Paypal (click button below) or by bank transfer (please email for details).


     
Click here to complete and submit an application form. 

7.  Probate research:

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.



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