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research packagesSometimes, you will have a specific task you want us to tackle for you. You might want us to obtain a document for you, or carry out a lookup on records held at an archives service or library. When that is the case, it's normally fairly easy for us to estimate in advance how long it will take. If you'd like a quote for something like that, just contact us by phone or email.

More often than not, however, you might not know for sure what you want, and it's hard for us to predict how long it will take to do things until we actually do them. 

Our packages are designed to manage that uncertainty and give you confidence that you will only spend as much as you are comfortable spending. 

You will know the maximum amount you are going to pay before we start. For further information about prices and details of how the various packages work, see How much will it cost and how does it work?

Know somebody who would love to receive a family tree or some research help as a present? Why not give one of our package to a friend or relative for Christmas or their birthday? Our Gift Cards are the perfect way to give the gift of family history. Just get in touch to discuss your needs and we can send you one.

If you have any questions, or would like a quote, or to send us the information we need to get started on your project, just contact us by phone or email.

tree-planter research packageTree-planter - growing your tree from a tiny seed

Our Tree-planter package is the perfect way to get started on the fascinating adventure that is family history.

Want to research your family tree but don't know where to begin? Or maybe you just don't have the time to do the research yourself right now? We'll take things right from the start for you, working back from whatever point you specify, to explore your family's story and bring it alive for you.

What's more, we'll work to a budget that we agree together before the project starts, so you can be sure you won't pay more than you want to. 

Pay-as-you-Grow research package

Pay-as-you-grow - growing your family tree without costing the earth

Our Pay-as-you-grow package lets you enlist our help with growing your family tree while making sure you keep tight control over your costs. Perhaps you've already done some work on your family history yourself, but would now like to ask us to check what you've done, expand on it, put "flesh on the bones" for you, or take things further back. We're happy to do all that.

As with all our packages, we will work to a pre-agreed budget figure. Tell us what you want us to do, and how much you're willing to spend, and we do as much as we can within the budget. 

The project will kick off with a discussion about what it is you would like to focus on and what you already know. Once we're happy we have your requirements and a satisfactory starting point, we'll then get cracking on your research.

We will keep in close touch with you at all times, updating you on progress and how much budget is left. When the budget is used up, we'll present our results. If there is more that could be done, and the prospects of making further progress look good, we can then discuss what else could be achieved and how much you might be willing to pay.

brick wall in your research

Hit a brick wall in your family history research? Let us break it down for you!

Have you hit a brick wall in your own research? Is there some stumbling block that's stopping you get back further? We will happily take a look and try to break down that barrier for you. 

It costs you nothing to ask! First hour free!

That's right, we will spend up to an hour taking an initial look at your problem at no cost to you as a new client. When we've got a feeling for what might be involved in solving your problem, we will then let you know whether we think we can help and will make you a proposal for some work to solve it.

We can either work to a no-win-no-fee bounty or a maximum research budget.

See How much will it cost and how does it work? for further details.

So, why not see if we can break down that brick wall for you!? We might be able to get you over that frustrating obstacle in your project and start you off in a whole new exciting direction! We have 30 years experience of solving genealogy puzzles, and are familiar with using sources that might not be immediately obvious to the amateur researcher.