Services & Fees
Focus on customer service has always been central to the development of my business. Paying clients quite rightly expect an excellent service in terms of professionalism, confidentiality and end product.
I offer the following services:
I specialise in research into Wiltshire ancestry as well as the surrounding areas of Somerset, including Bath and Bristol. I have easy access to the Record Offices of all 3 areas. However, I will consider any area in England, Wales and beyond. A project may start in Wiltshire but go back a couple of generations and who knows where your ancestry may take you. As the client you will make decisions about how much research you want me to undertake and therefore keep control of costs. The outcomes of research will be provided in a fully referenced report outlining which records have been researched, including those with a negative outcome. This can be provided in paper format or as an email attachment.
Look ups at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, the Somerset Heritage Centre or Bath and Bristol Record Offices if you are seeking confirmation of particular events from primary record sources.
Advice on action planning; have you hit a brickwall or unsure where to direct further research? I will review your progress and work with you to develop a focused action plan.
My standard fee for bespoke research, look ups and advice on action planning is £20 per hour and usually inclusive of travel and photocopying. Any exceptions in relation to travel costs will be notified following initial assessment.
Location and purchase of birth, marriage and death certificates from the General Register Office. This is charged at cost, currently £9.25 per certificate including postage.Births 1837-1917 and Deaths 1837-1957 are currently available as PDFs and charged at £6 pounds each. The PDFs give exactly the same information as a certificate and are therefore suitable for family history purposes.
Talks to local organisations to encourage the pursuit of local and family history.
Gift vouchers to the value of £20 which can be used to purchase any or part of the services I offer. Vouchers expire 12 months from issue.
Contact me for a no obligation quote.