Fees and Prices


For bespoke research, my hourly rate is £14 per hour, with records provided at cost. I also offer a range of fixed price packages for customers who want a whole family tree. Distinctly my family tree packages include the cost of the birth, marriage or death certificates that I'll obtain to prove your ancestry, so I can assure you that there are no hidden costs.
A free consultation is provided in all cases, after this if you wish to proceed I'll ask for a %50 deposit, with balance to be paid on completion of the research.

Fixed price family tree packages for research back to the early 1800s.

Maple - one line

Chestnut - two lines

Cedar - full ancestry

£140

£270

£480

This is the ideal package for you if you are interested in tracing your father's surname. We'll trace one line of your family tree back to the early 1800s. With this package we'll trace two lines of your family tree back to the early 1800s. This option would be ideal for somebody who wanted to trace both their mother's and father's families. If you order this package I'll aim to trace your direct ancestors in all lines of the tree back to your 16 great-great grandparents.
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All our fixed price family tree packages include:
* A number of birth, marriage or death certificates (worth £ 9.25 each).
* Information from the 1841-1911 censuses for the family.
* Details of baptisms, marriages and burials from parish registers (where available).
* A hardcopy research report in a presentation folder.
* A4 Family Tree diagram(s) printed on antique look Parchment Paper.
* PDF copies of the research report and family tree to distribute as you wish.

We'll find out: Where your ancestors were from, What they did for a living, where they lived, Who they married and what children they had. Research can also be extended to searching for and obtaining: death records, military service records, immigration records, wills and probate documents, occupational records, etc.

Want to dig deeper? Add a written biography to your family tree package for £150 per line. This includes several hours of additional research into the family including death records, the places they were from and how historical events would have impacted their lives. I can include your memories and anecdotes, and copies of photographs making this a keepsake that is sure to be treasured for generations to come.

No payment is required at the time of ordering: When you order a package, I'll send you an questionnaire to fill in with the information you already have on your family. Once you have returned the form to me, I'll carry out some preliminary searches to ensure that there is a good starting point for the research, before asking for the research deposit (50% of the fee). The balance of the research fee is payable upon completion of the research.

I'm often asked what information is required to make a start; don't worry if you do not know much about your family, as I'll work backwards from what you do know, even your own birth details will suffice.

Package Comparison:

Package Maple Chestnut Cedar
Family Lines
Researched
1 2 All (4 plus)
BMD certificates,
supplied

up to 8

up to 16

up to 21
Census info supplied
Typical Report Length 20 pages 40 pages 60 pages
Family Tree Chart
1

2

(ancestry)
Total Cost £ 140 £ 270 £ 480
(of which deposit) £ 70 £ 135 £ 240


Research commissioned by the hour:

If you prefer to commission research by the hour this is also possible, at £ 14 per hour, records are supplied at cost (£9.25 for birth, death and marriage certificates). Simply state your research aims and budget.

Package Upgrades and optional extras:

£ 20: A3 size (420 x 297 mm) print of your chosen Family Tree diagram, on 150gsm thick paper. Print can include embellishments such as coat of arms, or your own photos which we can scan. Ready to frame and hang on your wall.

£ 30: Gedcom file of your research; which you can use to upload your family tree to a genealogy website or program.