Genealogical Packages

Fixed price genealogical packages

If you are keen to find your ancestors we can offer a number of fixed price genealogical and family history packages.  We also offer bespoke research services and telephone support with starting your own family research.  All of these services would make great gifts for your family and friends. The gift of ancestral history is something your friends and family will love and remember forever.

We offer you an initial free telephone or email consultation to discuss your project. This enables us to get an oral history, which is particularly important for ancestors born in the 20th century. During the phone call or email we can also advise on the best package for you. We can also give you a clear idea of what the research can reasonably cover and how long the project will take to complete.  The initial consultation by phone or email is free of charge.  If you are from outside the UK, we will, we can complete our initial investigation by email or Skype.
 
Geneology and Family History Packages
 
Email only package - £120
 
We now offer the one surname genealogical package as an email and electronic service only.  As there are no printing costs or postage costs associated with this service we can offer you a really cost effective package. This is great for both UK and overseas clients as there are no postage costs for you to consider. The genealogical research work we do is exactly the same as our one surname package.  What you get for your money is:
 
For the genealogy packages, we will send you an email file including a report of our research findings, a kinship report identifying how you related to all of the people in your family tree as well as all the census and other genealogical images we find for you. The files we send you can be personalised to your family.
  1. An ancestor or descendent pedigree chart as a family tree. We can personalise the background of this chart and you will be able to print other copies for framing or to give to other family members.
  2. A PDF file of your tree and report. 
  3. An explanation of any obscure words relating to occupations or reasons for death.
  4. A place report so that you can research where all of your ancestors lived.
  5. A report on your surname origins and UK or world distribution in 1881 and 2001.
  6. Scottish searches to the value of £5.00 where relevant.
 
Package 1    One Surname Ancestor or Descendent Research - £150
 

One surname ancestor or descendent study for a minimum of 5 or more generations of the family. The first generation will be agreed with you.This could include yourself, your parents, 2 grandparents, 2 great grandparents, 2 great great grandparents and, where records are available, generations beyond this. We also try to find as many children as possible for each generation searched.

 
Following agreement of the surname to research, we will search for parents and siblings, births or baptisms, marriage, deaths, places of residence and military records for each generation. Included in this package will be a family tree, a genealogical report with all of the researched information and reference citations This is presented in a CD format, a printed report and a copy of the family tree or pedigree chart.
 
The package includes searching worldwide for ancestors but excludes searching for Scottish records.  Some Scottish ancestor searches will incur an additional charge of £1 to £5 per search as the Scottish Government makes an on-line charge per record accessed.Searches for living relatives in the 2002-2011 on-line Electoral Register costs £10.00 for 5 searches.We will agree what to search for with you before proceeding. Scottish searches to the value of £5.00 are included in the costs where these are relevant. A delux binder or springback binder is included in the cost of this package. 

 

Package 2    Two Surname Ancestor or Descendent Research - £250

The package is the same as for the one surname study but this package includes two surname ancestor or descendent research for 5 generations of the family starting at your grandparents. This package includes the research ancestors of two family lines including the father's paternal surname and the mother's paternal surname. This would include yourself, your parents, 4 grandparents, 4 great grandparents, 4 great great grandparents and, where records are available beyond this up to 5 generations. A deluxe binder or springback binder is included in the cost of this package.

 

 

Searching Scottish Records

We will agree with you which surnames to search and then search for parents and siblings, births or baptisms, marriage, deaths, places of residence and military records for each generation. Included in this package will be a family tree, a genealogical report with all of the researched information, reference citations and a family group sheet with all of the relevant citations. This is presented in a CD format, a printed report and a copy of the family tree.

The package includes searching worldwide for ancestors but excludes searching for Scottish records.  Some Scottish ancestor searches will incur an additional charge  as the Scottish Government makes an on-line charge per record accessed. Some Scottish Census data can be searched free of charge.  We will agree what to search for with you before proceeding. Scottish searches to the value of £5.00 are included in the costswhere relevant.
 
Scottish genealogical records are the best and most comprehensive in the world however, some Scottish ancestors searches will incur an additional charge. This is because the Scottish Government makes an on-line charge per record accessed rather than providing a subscription service. Searches for Scottish birth, marriage and death records cost about £1.50 for 6 credits and £2.50 for a will or testament. If we come across the need to access Scottish records we will agree the costs with you before proceeding.  We can also find you a consulting genealogist in Scotland if your ancestry is largely dependent on Scottish records, it may be a cheaper option to visit Scotland’s People or the General Record Office for Scotland in person to do the searches. Searches for living relatives in the 2002-2011 on-line Electoral Register costs £10.00 for 5 searches.
 

You will find detailed information about each of our services under their respective web pages and you can purchase them from our website shop. If you are not sure which service is right for you, just email us through the ‘contact us’ web page.

 
 
Sample  Reports and Family Pedigree Charts
 
Click on the links below to look at samples of a report and pedigree chart.
 
 
 
 
What do you get for your money?
  • For the printed genealogy packages, we will send you an email file, a bound printed report of our research findings and a CDrom or memory stick containing the files we produce, all of which can be personalised to your family.  For the email only package you get exactly the same but without the printing, binding, memory stick, CDrom and postal costs.
  • An ancestor or descendent pedigree chart as a family tree. We can personalise the background of this chart and you will be able to print other copies for framing  or to give to other family members.
  • PDF files of your tree and reports. 
  • An explanation of any obscure words relating to occupations or reasons for death.
  • A place report so that you can research where your ancestors lived.
  • Scottish searches to the value of £5.00 are included in the costs where relevant.
  • A copy of the Gedcom file on CDRom or a memory stick.
  •  We charge a standard UK rate of £10.00 for postage of our genealogical packages and £20.00 for our overseas clients. 
 
Additional Costs  - the small print!
 
You do not have to purchase the following services if you do not want to.  Sometimes people like copies of the original birth, marriage or death certificates in their file.  On occasions,  in order to confirm dates, we may need to access original certificates.  Here are the prices anyway.  We do not charge anymore than the goverment department rates.  We will not order any certificates or make additional charges without permission from you first.

·    The UK General Record Office makes a charge of £9.25 for every birth, marriage and death certificate so we will have to ask you to pay extra for these.

·    There may be additional costs, of about £3.50 per item, for downloading original wills and other documents from the National Archives. 

·    Photocopying or taking photographs from relevant archives - charged at the archives rates.
 
·    Searches for Scottish birth, marriage and death records cost about £1.50 for 6 credits and £2.50 for a will or testament.

Searches for living relatives in the 2002-2017 on-line Electoral Register costs £10.00 for 5 searches.


Postage charges will be made for all services except the email only one surname package. These are £10.00 for UK clients and £20.00 for Overseas clients.