Let me help you trace your family prior to civil registration and census returns and to unlock the lives of your ancestors before 1837 or 1841. Our archives hold a rich resource of information, and with tailored research, why not see if you ancestor is among them?
I specialise in pre 1837 research in documents that are held archives and record offices across England & Wales. Apprenticeship indentures, settlement examinations or parish registers, school records, workhouse admission registers or records for the Quarter Sessions cover only a small proportition of documents not currently available in full on the Internet.
The documents held in archives and record offices can help to enhance your family history and help to confirm any family stories about a ‘black sheep’ ancestor. Lots of people research their family history back to the 1841 census and go no further, perhaps overlooking other types of information that may be able to tell them more. Do they know where their ancestor went to school or how they spent their day working in the ‘big house’?
My current hourly rate is £20 per hour which includes all research, report writing and analysis of documents. I do offer a discount for full or half day commissions. I recommend a minimum of 3 hours research initially. Although I do not charge for travelling time to local repositories, a travel charge is placed on visits to other archives. Please contact me to discuss your requirements further