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The Services I Offer

Local Archive Research

I can carry out research for you at Bury and Bolton Archives (archives in surrounding areas in Lancashire and Manchester subject to discussion and mileage costs).

You will receive a written report on the sources consulted on your behalf and any information found. I can order copies of any relevant records on your behalf where applicable.

On-line Research

I use various free and subscription sites which provide records for England, Scotland and Wales.

Again, you will receive a report listing the sites consulted and any information found. Copies of any relevant records may be provided if permissible under copyright.

Local Photography

To illustrate your family story, I can provide photographs of local features such as churches, gravestones, schools or streets where they still exist.

One Name Family History Package

Ideal as a present for someone who is intrigued by their family's history. I produce a narrative account of the research on one family name, back to the early 1800s, or beyond if records allow. The account reads more like a story than a report and is easy for relatives to digest and enjoy. The package includes the following:

  • my research in a 'story' form in a presentation folder,
  • the scanning and inserting of up to ten family photographs provided by you,
  • the purchase and inclusion of up to three certificates, either birth, marriage or death (further copies at extra cost can be obtained if required and with your agreement),
  • an A4 tree showing the main family relationships,
  • an appendix including examples of the research documents found such as census records,
  • and a comprehensive list of all references and sources used.

To read some short samples of my work, go to Past Lives.

Sample Photo

Local Photography.

Sample Photo

One Name Family History Package.