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Your family history may be a mystery to you, but imagine if you could discover who your ancestors really were!

At Family Detective we carry out ancestry research on your behalf and uncover the secrets of your family's past - not just names and dates, but fascinating facts about individuals and families; what they did, where they lived and how they spent their daily lives.

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Once we have discussed your requirements with you in detail, our skilled genealogy researchers begin their investigations. All the information we find out about your family; including dates, children, occupations, addresses, military information, places of interest or famous relatives will be included in a comprehensive presentation folder which also includes a full genealogical report. We also provide research into your surname origins and meanings, your family crest and your Coat of Arms.

We perform an in-depth ancestor search, examine Birth, Marriage and Death certificates, census records, LDS genealogy lists, electroral rolls and many other sources to look in detail at your family heritage. Our fundamental aim is to answer your all-important question - "Who are my ancestors?"

Choose one of our Family History Research Packages below:

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To get started on your own family history adventure, simply choose a package to suit your budget and complete the on-line enquiry form. We will contact you to discuss how to proceed. Remember, there is NO CHARGE for our initial discussions and consultation!


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Name Research and Coat of Arms
Finding out about your surname can provide some surprising insights into your distant ancestors, perhaps your name refers to a trade like Taylor or Baker, or maybe there is some foreign blood in your line.
Some families will also have heraldic heritage, a Coat of Arms used in battle or a Crest to identify aristocratic connections. Family Detective can research this information for you, see our Research Packages section.