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Family History Reseach Package Summary Print

All packages include:


  • Exclusive research into your family history. In all cases, you may specify the individuals or families you are most interested in finding out about.
  • Presentation folder including a full genealogical report (20-40 pages, depending on the depth of research). All the information we find about your family from census reports, the International Genealogical Index and Birth Marriage and Death (BMD) certificates, including dates, children, occupations, addresses etc will be included in the report.
  • Information on pertinent places, occupations or famous relatives.



 Package Comparison:

Included  Silver Gold Platinum
Research Hours
  •  7 hours
  •  12 hours
  •  18 hours
Expected Scope of Research (Family Lines)
  •  1
  •  2
  •  4
Documentation Hours
  •  9 hours
  •  12 hours
  •  16 hours
Length of Genealogical Report
  •  20-30 pages
  •  30-60 pages
  •  60-100 pages
Surname Histories
  •  1
  •  2
  •  4
BMD Certificates (or Census Pages)
  •  1
  •  2
  •  3
Family Tree Chart  
  •  Included
  •  Included
Coat of Arms (if available)    
  •  1 on parchment
Package Deposit  £200  £300  £400
Package Total (inc. Deposit)  £395  £695  £995


Additional Services and Information

If extra copies of Birth, Marriage or Death (BMD) certificates need to be ordered to begin or progress the research, these will be charged at £18 each. You will, of course, be consulted beforehand.

All packages can be customised - if you want an extra Coat of Arms, tree chart or additional research hours, these can be added at any time. We're very flexible!


There is no charge for applying, or for our initial consultation. Once we have ensured that your family line is traceable, and made sure we understand your requirements we ask for a non-refundable deposit. The remainder is payable once our work is complete.

Understanding the Census
National censuses have been taken every 10 years and record everyone in a dwelling on a particular night. They provide the family historian with invaluable personal information about their ancestors, their friends, neighbours, jobs and living conditions. The most recent census report available to the public is always 100 years old. The earliest census which records actual names is 1841.