Services and fees

1) LUXURY PACKAGE
I will provide you with a typed report on the history of your ancestors with full transcriptions of all birth, marriage and death certificates and census records found as far back as the records allow, along with relevant social history and photographs of the actual streets and houses where your ancestors lived. I will also provide you with a family tree showing your direct ancestor’s birth, marriage and death dates and places and their occupations. This makes an ideal birthday or anniversary present.

The luxury package for either your paternal line (ie your father’s line) or your maternal line (ie your mother’s line) would cost £160 and take 3 months to complete.

The luxury package for both your paternal and maternal lines would cost £300 and take 5-6 months to complete.

2) STANDARD PACKAGE
I will provide you with a typed report on the history of your ancestors including the dates and places of their births, marriages and deaths and their occupations along with a family tree showing the names of all your ancestors. This also makes a good birthday or anniversary present. (Please note the standard package does not include any certificate transcriptions or photos and the family tree will only show names).

The standard package for either your paternal line (ie your father’s line) or your maternal line (ie your mother’s line) would cost £110 and take 3 months to complete.

The standard package for both your paternal and maternal lines would cost £200 and take 5-6 months to complete.

3) WW1 RESEARCH
Have you ever wondered what your ancestor did during World War 1? Perhaps I can help ……

If your ancestor was in the army, please provide his name, date of birth and regimental number (found on the edge or reverse of a medal) and I will give you a full transcription of all available records including any available supplementary information. Only 40% of army service records for World War 1 survive following a bombing raid during World War 2. If only basic information has survived, my charge is £30. If full information has survived, my charge is £80.

If your ancestor was in the Royal Flying Corps, please supply me with his name and date of birth and I will give you a full transcription of his record plus any available supplementary information for a charge of £50.

If your ancestor was in the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Division or Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, please supply me with his name and date of birth and I will give you a full transcription of his record plus any available supplementary information for a charge of £50.

Usually such an enqiry would take 2-3 months to complete.

4) PACKAGE FOCUSSING ON A SPECIFIC ISSUE OR PERSON
Perhaps you have done some research of your own and you have come up against a ‘brick wall’? Perhaps there is one person in your family in whom you are particularly interested, e.g. one of your great-grandparents, or somebody with an interesting life in your family? I can look into your ‘brick wall’ or your specific issue.

My minimum price for such a package is £30 but the full price depends on the amount of work involved. Please contact me with the details of your enquiry and I will give you an estimate. Usually such an enquiry would take 2-3 months to complete.

6) CERTIFICATE PACKAGE
Perhaps you only require a birth, marriage or death certificate? I can order this for you at £15 per certificate. This would take 2-3 weeks to get to you.

7) POSTER PACKAGE
If either you have done a lot of family history research or I have found a lot of ancestors for you, imagine how amazing it would be if you had a giant poster perhaps to frame on your wall showing the names, dates of birth, marriages and deaths of every single one of your ancestors!

Price is available on application and depends on the format of your family tree and the total number of ancestors. The poster would take 1-2 months to arrive.

Please note, if you purchase the poster package in conjunction with another of my packages, the poster will incur a separate cost.

8) 1:1 TUITION
Are you thinking about researching your family tree but you don’t know where to start? Would you be interested in one to one tuition with a professional genealogist and I can explain to you how to start your Scottish, English or Irish research? If you live in the central belt of Scotland, why not take advantage. I am available to meet you at the weekends in Glasgow, Dunfermline or Edinburgh and early evenings during the week in Edinburgh.

The first hour of my time is free and you would receive free guidance notes on researching your Scottish, English or Irish family tree. Each subsequent hour of my time would be £30 per hour.

Please also see the ‘How to pay and other important things’ page if you are interested in any of the above. All quotes agreed prior to 1 January 2017 are valid at the prices agreed.