I don't take a 'one size fits all' approach to
family history research - I tailor each assignment to the specific
requirements. I can offer a range of Research Services, of which the
following are typical examples:
I could draw up a family tree for a particular
branch of your family, providing details of as many previous generations
as I can find, giving date and place of birth/baptism, marriage and
death/burial, together with occupation (where known). I can provide
details of siblings as well if you require. Or you might want me to
draw up your pedigree chart - i.e. a chart showing your grand parents,
great grandparents and great great grandparents. Of course it may be
difficult to provide complete details for each generation, but the aim would be
to identify them all if possible.
Maybe you would like me to research a particular
individual - perhaps a naval ancestor, or someone who followed an
unusual occupation, or a transportee to Australia - with the aim of
discovering as much as possible about them so that they come alive again.
Every family seems to have a story which has been
passed down the generations - would you like me to find out what the truth
behind the family legend may be?
all you need is a bit of help to do your own research , in which case I
can advise you on how to get started or suggest where to go next. I can
also validate an existing family tree (perhaps one that was drawn up a long
time ago) by checking it against primary sources.
If you are needing help with research for a book, thesis, or article I may be able to help there too. I have provided research into subjects as diverse as the British West Indian Regiment in World War One, C19th designs for letter openers and page turners, C18th pirates off the coast of Virginia, and Bader's last flight (to name a few). I have also provided research into specific places, using a range of maps, tax records, manorial documents and other sources.