Other Services

In addition to family history research, I also offer the following services.

Archival research

For those who find it difficult to travel to archives in the Somerset area, I can undertake research for you. I am able to reach archives in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire and look up that elusive record that might just make all the difference. Research that needs to be conducted at the National Archives in London would be subject to travel costs, in addition to my hourly rate.

Palaeography (Reading and understanding old documents)

A big part of genealogy is being able to read a document that relates to your ancestors. Some old documents have very different handwriting, which makes them very tricky to read. If you are having problems with reading a document I will be happy to help. I can make transcriptions of documents for you, currently going back to the 17th century, with contextual information included where required.

Local photography

If you would like photographs of churches and/or gravestones (or other monuments/places) that relate to your ancestors, but are unable to travel, I am more than happy to undertake that for you. As above, I can cover places in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire, that are about an hour from my location. Please feel free to contact me, as I am happy to discuss your needs.

House Histories

Are you curious about the lives of the people that lived in your house in times past? If so, then I am able to undertake research into the history of your house and the people that lived there. This type of research is largely focussed on the particular family(ies) that lived in a house in a particular period of time, although there would be some discussion of the structure itself. This type of research will not necessarily follow one family back through the generations.

Advice Sessions

If you require some advice about a certain aspect of research that you are undertaking, I am happy to help. Whether you wish to know how to store your research or how to access particular records, please contact me. These sessions are also charged at my hourly rate.

 

 

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