Family History Research

Hourly Research, Targeted Look Ups or Bespoke Research – £15.00 per hour

stmaryfontYou may have already begun your research, possibly come uo against a brick wall or need someone to visit a record office and look for records.  If so, I am happy to undertake hourly research which is charged at £15.00 per hour.  Copies and postage of any documents are extra.  I do not charge for travel to and from Leicestershire or Northamptonshire record offices but I charge for visiting record offices and archives elsewhere.  I prefer to work for a minimum of 2 hours when visiting record offices but this is not essential and will depend on what research is required.  If you would like further research at any time more hours can be added as wished.  As each case is unique it is difficult to estimate how long a particular piece of research will take and what the final cost will be but I am happy to work to an agreed limit and assess each stage of the research.

Any enquiries are welcome and please contact me if you have any questions.

Location Photograph

Perhaps you would like a photograph of the area you ancestor lived in or the church they were baptised or married in?  I can provide photographs of buildings, areas and churches associated with your ancestors.  I can also provide photographs of where your ancestor was buried and a headstone (if extant).  Please note, I only supply images via email.  Please contact me for further information.

Research Packages

At the moment I only offer one package and this is England and Wales only based research.

From The Beginning – £175.00

stmaryfont2This package is great value for money and is ideal for those who have little or no knowledge of their family history and wish to kick start their research.  I will research one surname back to the 19th century, approximately 3+ generations, depending on which ancestor you choose to begin with.  This could be you, your parents or grandparents. Included in this package are:



  • 3 x birth or marriage or death certificates
  • Research time
  • Collating and analysing of information
  • A report with census transcripts
  • Family tree
  • Presented in a hard-back book

stmarylady_bIf you wish to order extra certificates at any stage, I would be happy to do this for you. These will be charged at £9.25 which is the current General record office rate.  Further research can also be added.

I keep in regular email contact with my clients throughout any research I conduct for them.  Any extra costs are ALWAYS discussed and agreed with before proceeding. Please note that the family trees I provide are presented on A4 sheets which the client will have to put together themselves.  However, I can arrange for a larger, printed tree if requested. I am happy to offer flexible payment options, please contact me to discuss this or any other requirements.