Are you interested in Family History? Would you like to find out details of your Ancestry? Where you came from; who were your ancestors; where and how they lived; Did they serve in the Army or Navy? Were they Members of the Aristocracy or Agricultural Workers, Cornish Tin Miners or Scottish Fishermen. Perhaps an ancestor committed a criminal offence and was transported on a prison ship to Australia. There may be skeletons in the closets of some members of your Family Tree. If so I can help you find some of the answers, by offering my Pedigree Family History Research.
Difference between a Standard Family Tree and a Pedigree Family Tree
A Standard Family Tree generally follows a particular name back through the generations. By doing so, it concentrates only on the Male Family Line, and ignores Female ancestors. Even by researching your Mother’s Family, to enable her maiden surname to be followed, you will be seeing only the male relatives. Moreover, a Standard Family Tree will detail ancestors who are hardly related at all, such as 4th cousins 5 times removed (who understands that concept?). A Pedigree Family Tree, which I much prefer, moves back through the generations of both the Male and Female sides of your Family, detailing your parents, followed by their parents, followed by their parents etc. Thus it follows all your Grandparents, Great Grandparents, 2nd & 3rd Great Grandparents etc. meaning that every person featured on your Pedigree Tree will be a direct, blood-line ancestor. This type of Tree offers a much wider range of diversity, will show a lot more direct ancestors, and tends to go much further back in time, sometimes to the 16th and 17th centuries.
Why you should choose my services
Many professional research companies will charge you several hundred pounds for their services. You could, of course, do the research yourself, but this can also be very expensive, because most Family History Research sites on the internet, such as Ancestry, Find my Past and My Heritage require costly subscriptions.
I subscribe to the most important sites, and have a wealth of experience researching my own Family History, and that of relatives and friends.
I am retired, and looking only to supplement my pension by helping you delve back into the history of your own Family, by finding all available records of their lives.
How my service works
I believe my service is excellent value, as you pay only for results, and it is up to you how far, and in which direction the research will develop.
I will ask you to tell me as much as you can about your parents, siblings and grandparents (any further information I find out about them, I will provide free of charge). As I have indicated on my example chart below, I start my charges for researching Great Grandparents and beyond. I charge £10 per set of Ancestors, and you can decide how much you wish to spend.
I will provide you with the following:
- A Family Pedigree Chart (like my example) showing details of your ancestors and their spouse. their lifespans and dates of their marriage.
- A folder containing a Family worksheet for each ancestor research, showing full details of husband, wife and children, including 10 yearly Census details, Military Service, Wills, Parish Records, plus any other information I can find (all subject to available records).
- Included will be copies of any records found providing the information I have provided is correct and validated.
5th Great Grandfather
4th Great Grandmother
3rd Great Grandfather
2nd Great Grandfather