Below is a selection of reviews from customers who have used my services:
"Cathy has uncovered the background to an intriguing part of our family's history. Her meticulous and painstaking research has resulted in a detailed account, honestly arrived at and well presented.
I can heartily recommend Cathy and her 'Family Forbears' research enterprise."
Claire - Bury Lancashire
"Family Forbears is to be highly recommended as extremely professional. I was advised not only on the exact costs, but the time it would take to gather the information I requested.
As well as a death certificate, Cathy obtained a 1902 local newspaper report of the accident and coroner's report involving my ancestor. She also took photos of the probable accident site.
Family Forbears' local knowledge and honest assessment of the value and cost in pursuing a line of research was much appreciated."
Sheila - New York, USA
"I am very happy with the information you produced as it contributes to my picture of Anna's life."
Anne - Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire
"Cathy produced an outstanding family tree and history for me. Her sources extended far beyond a brief account of births marriages and deaths, but also included newspaper reports and information on activities gleaned from church magazines. More importantly her research work enabled us to disentangle complex relationships and establish the identity of a much-loved foster mother.
The presentation of the document was also very impressive, not only was there a wide range of photographs but all sources and footnotes were professionally annotated. Cathy really went the extra mile for us, literally so when she took us on a walk around my in-laws' home town. I would thoroughly recommend Cathy to anyone wanting research on their family."
Jackie - Bedford
"Thank you for your very comprehensive and professional report. I
was really pleased with the detailed information you found out
about this branch of the family and about the areas in Manchester
in which they lived. This is a real breakthrough in this phase of
I would highly recommend your service to others looking for a high standard of family history research."
Ray - Exeter, Devon
"Family Forbears provided extensive research on my quest to find relatives in England. Very thorough, very helpful information. I wouldn't have found the information without Cathy's persistence and guidance. A big thank you!"
Lois - Ontario, Canada
"I decided to research my mum's two grandmothers as an 80th birthday present for her. We were particularly interested in these two ladies, as we believed one was an Irish immigrant with a vivid history, and the other left her husband and her three children under the age of six, so my mum never knew her or anything about her.
The research was not only presented beautifully with photographs but it was so very interesting. We now know all about my mum's grandmas and she said it was the best birthday present ever!"
Julia - Bury Lancashire
"I am well pleased with your work for me and will be in touch again if I require any further research."
Tom - Dublin, Ireland
"I have been researching my family through Cathy and have found her to be a very professional researcher. She has been very successful at breaking down my brick walls and finding birth, marriage and death certificates for my ancestors.
I am very pleased with the research you have done for me. Congratulations!"
Terry - Rosedale, Australia
"My father was brought up by his grandma, his mother having died when he was six years old. He was always intrigued by his family background and I had made unsuccessful attempts to trace his family tree due to a lack of information. The subject came up in conversation with a friend of mine, and she recommended Cathy.
From the start, Cathy was most helpful. I gave her as much information as we had about my dad's family (which I have to admit was very little). Cathy explained how she would go about her search and constantly kept me informed of her progress and contacted me whenever new avenues were made into dad's background. Throughout, she advised of any search costs incurred (which were minimal), and kept us up-to-date with her fees, which were very reasonable.
At the end of her research, Cathy produced a comprehensive report for my dad, which included photos of areas from his childhood. My dad is not an emotional person, but even he had a tear in his eye when he saw the end product!
Cathy did an excellent job and I would recommend her to anyone."
Janet - Oldham, Lancashire