Family History Research

I offer a family history research service for England and Wales. I can do a single look-up in a parish register or on a census, or a complete family tree. As everyone’s requirements are different, with people’s ‘starting’ ancestors varying, or perhaps only wanting to know about a male line, it would be very complicated to give all the possible permutations here. However, I offer two starter family trees, which I have found are the most popular.
If this is not what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your requirements.

Hourly Family History Research

Hourly research for a range of requests, such as:

Online research of available parish registers.
Searching for an elusive ancestor on census.
Search of newspaper archives.
Research at Gloucestershire Archives.
Knocking down of ancestral brick walls.

All research is undertaken promptly and as accurately as possible. Details of sources examined and results, both positive and negative, will be sent to you via email.

Plus expenses at cost where applicable, such as:

Parking fee at Archives.
Archive camera licence or photocopying costs.
Civil Registration Certificates required.
Postage costs (if required).



3 generation family tree

3 Generation Family Tree

A family tree researched from your chosen ancestor (born early 1900s), back to their grand parents. 

Years of birth, marriage and death*.
Census information for direct ancestors (where it is available). This will include where they were living, where they were born, their occupation, and who is in the household with them at that time.
Children/siblings who are the same census.

Details of parish baptisms, marriages and burials (where available).
Search for WWI records of direct ancestors.

A PDF A4 tree.
PDF Report.

*To keep costs down, civil registration birth, marriage or death certificates are not included in the package, but if you want accurate dates, or more detailed information, I can purchase them on your behalf. The General Register Office charge £11 per certificate. 

Sent via email. Printing and postage extra.


4 generation family tree

4 Generation Family Tree

A family tree researched from your chosen ancestor (born early 1900s), back to their great grand parents. 

Years of birth, marriage and death*.
Census information for direct ancestors (where it is available). This will include where they were living, where they were born, their occupation, and who is in the household with them at that time.
Children/siblings who are on the same census.
Details of parish baptisms, marriages and burials (when available).
Search for WWI records of direct ancestors.
A PDF A4 tree.
PDF Report.

*To keep costs down, civil registration birth, marriage or death certificates are not included in the package, but if you want accurate dates, or more detailed information, I can purchase them on your behalf. The General Register Office charge £11 per certificate.

Sent via email. Printing and postage extra.


These fixed-price family tree packages are available for post-1837 individuals. I will use civil registration indexes, online parish records (where available) and census records to compile your family tree. I can obtain birth, marriage and death certificates if you require them (payment for which will be required in advance). Please note, I do not use Ancestry-users trees to obtain information, since I know many of them are totally incorrect! I will do my upmost to be as accurate as possible, however, obtaining civil registration birth and marriage certificates are the best way to ensure accuracy, but I do understand this is not always within a client’s budget. 

Your chosen ancestor can be one or your parents, or a grandparent (either paternal or maternal). I will need as much information from you as you can supply – a birth or marriage certificate is a good starting point.

Please be aware that it may not always be feasible to trace every one of your ancestors. Reasons for this might be having a common surname, illegitimacy, non-registration of a birth, people changing their names, emigration, as well as records being damaged or missing. If I am unable to follow a particular line you will be asked whether you would like me to transfer the research to a different line, or if you wish to receive a pro-rata refund.