Getting started

You first will need to email or phone me for a chat about what you are looking for. If it is within my field of work I will ask you to email me any relevant information you have (names, dates, locations, etc.); this needs to be emailed (or posted) to prevent any misunderstandings. We may need to have further chats or email exchanges until I am perfectly clear about what precisely you want.

Once we have established a clear brief, I will do up to 30 minutes of preliminary research completely free of charge. This will enable me to make an initial assessment of the project, its likelihood of success and any apparent problems. I will then contact you with my assessment, including the potential cost and timescales, and ask you to confirm whether or not you wish me to proceed.

If you wish to proceed I will request an initial deposit. For the Family Tree standard package this is 50%. For general research the percentage will depend upon the amount of work requested. Deposits can be paid by cheque or Paypal. I will commence work as soon as the funds have cleared.

Once the package is ready I will ask you to pay the balance due. Once payment is received I will dispatch your Package.

Free initial consultation

Whatever you're looking for in terms of family history research, take advantage of my free initial consultation and find out what I can do for you.