My standard hourly rate for research is £28 plus expenses. Expenses include such things as photocopying, document purchase, materials used, travel costs, postage, and any charges by other researchers commissioned at your request ~ all of which I charge at cost.
See Books & Trees page for more information about the Presentation Family History and Family Folios Heirloom Book options referred to.
A family history makes a very special personalised gift, especially suitable to mark a major anniversary or milestone birthday. It is usually best to purchase a gift voucher. The recipient has six months to initiate the project by sending me their family information and discussing what they would like me to focus on ~ and if they decide within that time not to go ahead there is a money-back guarantee.
I recommend a "Starter Package" for £350. The recipient will have a choice of coverage - I could research a couple born before WW2 (perhaps their parents or one pair of grandparents) and the 4 parents of that couple, to discover the 8 grandparents or I could research one line back to someone alive in 1800. Information will be drawn principally from key censuses and civil registration data. It will be presented as a simple Family History report showing the lifespans, marriages, children, addresses, and occupations discovered. Includes A4/A3 family tree charts and UK postage. Original data supplied on CD/memory stick.
Optionally, an attractive Welcome Pack (£26) can be posted, either direct to the recipient or to yourself.
Placing your order
After we have discussed what you would like me to do I will send you a written quote and a copy of my terms & conditions. Only when you are completely happy and I am ready to begin, will I ask for your first payment. I can accept cheques or internet banking payments. For overseas clients (only) I can send a PayPal invoice.
Inspired by the BBC TV programme "Who Do You Think You Are" I decided to investigate my own family tree. I decided upon Angela's services because she was more than happy to answer the many questions I had before deciding to proceed with the research. I was also impressed with the pricing options available. Payment was also flexible, made over several instalments which was very helpful.
~ Rob B. (London)
I was impressed with the clear and transparent costing throughout the research process and fee estimate from outset. Information was both in depth and presented in an easy to read format. The background presentation and accompanying research appendices were highly informative ....
~ George R. (Bristol)
I was stumped for a 60th birthday present for my best friend, of 50+ years. Angela supplied the answer, a unique gift in the form of my friends' family history ... my friend was delighted, and amazed at the depth of the study. Thank you.
~ Margaret S. (Hampshire)
Hi Angela, Nan was over the moon with the presentation of the family tree - it is absolutely great - we cannot wait to pass it round and all read it thoroughly.
~ Clare B. (Bristol)
Success! Thanks again so much - now we just have to find time to read and digest it all. This has been a fascinating project, thank you for your diligence and professionalism.
~ Helen F. (Switzerland)