Do you want to know more about your family’s history and your ancestors

Have you started but reached a “brick wall”?

I can help

I love researching and finding out about the people who made us what we are.  Not everyone can claim royalty or any sort of notoriety in their family’s past but we all have intriguing people who make up our story.  Most of these people are ordinary, hard-working individuals.  Some battled against great odds to live their lives; some travelled great distances in terrible circumstances and yet others “bucked the trend”, taking a course of action that changed their family’s fortunes for ever – for better or worse.  Everyone’s family is peopled by individuals who, whether we like it or not, made their contributions to our story.

I am a professional genealogist and family historian who has been tracing family stories for over 30 years.

Contact me for help to find your family tree tales and the stories that make you who you are.

I prefer to quote a price based on the research you want carried out, so that I can tailor my services to your requirements.  This will be based on a rate of £25 per hour, plus expenses; all enquiries include an initial one hour free consultation to see what might be possible.
I’m happy to discuss what sort of report you want – a simple chart, a detailed report or a report for a present –  and will factor that in to the price I quote.
However, if you are looking for an indication of costs or would prefer to buy a package I can offer the following:-
£85 – to get-you-started.  You will receive a 1 page pdf file by email which will show the direct line (paternal or maternal) from one Scottish  person – your parent or grandparent – for up to 5 generations or to the mid/late 1700s (depending on what information is available).  For each person you will be given their name, date & place of birth, marriage and death, if found.
For the following packages you will receive a detailed report, including information of births, marriages & deaths and from census records.

£175 – to trace one direct line (paternal or maternal) up to 5 generations, if possible and available

£350 – to trace two direct lines (paternal or maternal) up to 5 generations, if possible and available

£750 – to trace two lines, including siblings, up to 5 generations, if possible and available