Bespoke research

  • Researching a specific piece of information, for example, a baptism for your great grand father.
  • In-depth research into a specific topic, for example, information about an ancestor's army career.
  • Adding depth and knowledge to your basic family tree as discovered with your initial package or by your own research.
  • Lost relatives - trace those lost due to relocation or those unknown before research began.

There is a wealth of archival information available to bring your family’s history to life after a search of census and civil registration records have been exhausted.  For example, wills, memorial inscriptions, newspapers, parish registers, military, employment, education and church records, could be used to further illustrate your family history.  Some documents are available online, but many more are only available from record offices, archives and libraries.


For non-online documents I am happy to carry out research in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire repositories.  Please enquire about research in other counties.


After a free initial consultation, I charge for the following at an hourly rate of £24.00:

  • conducting research 
  • report writing
  • communications with client
  • all paperwork relating to ordering certificates, presentation of materials etc.

Other expenses charged to the client include:

  • travelling to repositories (Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire) - typically under £10 (please contact me regarding other areas).
  • certificates charged at cost (£9.25 national rate).
  • photocopying/photography at cost - anything from £0.20 to £1.00 each.

If you prefer, you may pay a capped fee to include all charges, and I will report back to you once the allotted funds have been used.  There is a deposit and minimum charge of £48.00 which will be required before work can begin.


If you would like to go ahead then please read next steps and contact me to start your research.


New enquiries

Unfortunately due to my current heavy workload I am unable to take on work for new clients until August

2019.  If however, you would like to discuss your research plan and reserve a slot from this date then please contact me.

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Sue managed to provide us with more information on our family when our search came to a standstill. Fantastic, insightful and suprising results.  Thank you for all of your help.  L.B.

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