Genealogy Research

“There is no king who has not had a slave amongst his ancestors and no slave who has not had a king among his” - Helen Keller

I offer family history research and a written report tailored to your needs. Based in Suffolk, I am in easy reach of several local archives, including all three branches of Suffolk Record Office and those further afield in Norfolk and Essex. I am also prepared to travel to more remote locations as required.

More recently, the growing reach of the internet has brought a vast range of genealogical records to the ‘desktop’. As a consequence, I find that it is often possible to complete research post-dating 1800 using solely online resources.


After a free initial consultation to establish your objectives and requirements, I will provide an estimate of the likely cost. The total fee will be based on an hourly rate of £30, excluding out of pocket expenses, for example the cost of obtaining birth, marriage or death certificates.

Irrespective of budget, I ask for a £100 payment up-front to secure a research slot and will confirm the scope of the project in writing before commencing my work. Following issue of the final report, the balance due is payable within 14 days.

Full details of my terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

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