Genealogy Services

My services are not only to trace the facts of your ancestral lines but to help you explore the stories of your family history.

My genealogical research work covers most of England, Wales, Canada and certain parts of the United States where I am most knowledgeable.  I have some experience doing research in Scotland and Ireland as well.  

You will receive more than just a list of names, places and dates.  Some of the services I can provide are as follows:

  • Pedigree Charts:  This report will provide the research of the ancestral lines of your family you wish to have researched as far as records are readily available.          
  • Descendant Charts:  Sometimes you are interested in all lines or only certain, special lines of descendants from one particular ancestor.
  • Family History:   Browsing newspapers of the times and localities of your ancestors will provide glimpses into their lives, how they lived in the time, what their living conditions were like, along with obituaries and articles of interest.  Occupations can be researched to provide insight into working conditions.
  • Residential History:  Following an ancestor throughout available censuses will give specific addresses where they lived which we can provide either in list form, a copy of an old map of their street or a current map of the present area.
  • Emigration Records & Passenger Lists:  Where ever possible, I will attempt to fulfil the route of emigration and obtain copies of an index or a passenger list to supply you with further information on your family’s travels.
  • And more

What is Needed to Start?

In order to begin a research project into your family history, we will need to explore the information you may have available on you, your family and your ancestors.

You may have birth, marriage and death certificates with names of ancestors with their vital information, giving places, occupations, religious affiliations and other information which will help determine what records will need to be accessed.  

Even old letters, family bibles, emigration data, citizenship papers, land purchase and sale records, old wills and other documents all hold clues for where our search should be directed.  

Nothing, no matter how insignificant, should be overlooked!

Which Documents Should I Look For?

Personal Papers & Effects

  • Old family Bible
  • Confirmation certificates
  • Obituaries
  • Funeral cards
  • Newspaper announcements
  • Family photographs
  • Notes on reverse of photos
  • Report cards
  • Old letters or diaries
  • Business cards
  • Postcards, greeting cards, etc.
  • Old notes or notebooks
  • Favorite books (may contain notes)
  • Wallets or purses
  • Jewellry boxes
  • Heirlooms
  • Any other items or sources you may think of …
Vital Statistics & Legal Documentation
  • Birth, marriage & death certificates
  • Divorce papers
  • Land records, Contracts of Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Wills or Letters of Intent
  • Travel documents, passports or visas
  • Citizenship certificates
  • Naturalization records
  • Military records
  • Tax records
  • Occupational records (pay stubs, invoices, tickets, etc.)
  • Education certificates
  • Maps (both current and dated)