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Family History Research

Welcome to this Family History Research service from the UK.

From the 19th Century, the Victorians records have survived pretty well, and are the main records available for family research covering primarily Scotland, England and Wales. Plus some old Parish records go back to the 18th Century (1700's). Records from Ireland are a bit limited due to these being destroyed by fire many years ago.

I am also able to include research information from other countries, for example Canada, the USA, Australia, or other European countries, subject to this information that has been made public via the Internet. This could include census records, from 1851, births, marriages, and deaths, and sometimes immigration, immigration, shipping records, and military records.


I offer a "free" family research package, with no obligations to carry out further research. This is possible having completed family research for clients from the UK, USA and Australia during 2022/2023

I would need details of at least one of your family members, such as name, date of birth, marriage, or sadly death to get started. This would enable me to research for your ancestors, and where they came from.

This gives me the opportunity to check if further research is possible, as sometimes you can "hit a brick wall" - certainly earlier than 1841. Prior to this year we rely on the old parish records - known as OPR, and if the family information is available you can go back to the 1700's, or earlier.

All my research is done on-line from family research websites, such as Ancestry, Scotlands People, the UK Government Records Office (GRO), as the main sources of records, plus some other websites, such as GENUK for more in-depth content.

Scotlands People and the UK GRO, can provide digital copies of original births, marriage or death certificates (BMD for short), which can provide valuable information if I hit a "brick wall".

The research will primarily identify parents, siblings, where they lived, and their occupations.

Digital scanned copies of original birth, marriage and death certificates (BMD's), can be obtained, but the organisations charge a fee for these. These may have to be charged to you, but only by agreement beforehand. GRO and Scotlands People charges are quite minimal for digital copies obtained via their websites, currently GBP 2 for Scotland, and GBP 12 for England & Wales. Please note these are only available for the UK.

You can obviously research your ancestry using the organisation mention above, plus others on the internet, but my family history research service aims to save you the hassle, as it can be quite a time consuming and frustrating task! 

I may also be able to provide more in-depth content into a particular family member, depending on the public record information that has been digitalised online, such as census records, andmy own investigation and study of these.

​I may also be able to find you old map images of the places your ancestors came from. These are also available from the National Library of Scotland website. These can be compared to todays map images.

Payment, for any copies of the BMD's can be made on receipt of our invoice via PayPal, for your security, and piece of mind. Once you receive the invoice by email, you just click on the link, and make a payment by bank debit or credit card.  It's simple, and secure, and does not cost you anything.

To get started please all you need to do is contact me by email at this contact form link, and I will respond very quickly.

If you have any concerns, or require more information, please feel free to contact me by email using the contact form at this link.