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Research Services

I am available to carry a wide range of historical research which can either be a small amount of work or over a much longer period. An historical document following a particular topic can make an ideal birthday, retirement, silver or golden wedding gift, or for a special person that has everything.


My research charges are reasonably set at £15.00 per hour with a minimum of two hours research, with extra costs for the purchase of certificates, taking of photographs, special documentation finishes (such as using archival grade paper) and travelling set at 35p per mile. All research will be carried out in a professional and confidential manner. The finished research which will be fully referenced will be presented in a display book.

Teifi Package

Tracing one line of your family back to 1837 or further. A fully referenced document, providing information which include transcripts from census's and parish records, (if available), together with two certificates to support information found.

There will also be background information that is available regarding where your ancestors lived, education, religious upbringing and occupation.

The research will be presented in a high quality spring back display book.

Expected time to complete package: 3 Weeks

Price: £160.00

Towy Package

As the Teifi package, but tracing two lines of your family back to 1837 or further together with four certificates.

Expected time to complete package: 6 Weeks

Price: £295.00

Cleddau Package

As the Teifi package, but will trace all your ancestors back to 1837 or further and will provide you with 8 certificates.

Expected time to complete package: 8 Weeks

Price: £495.00


Are there any hidden charges that I have not been told about?

No. All special research packages cover the cost of travelling(within West Wales), taking of any photographs and the cost of postage. The only additional charge would be to also include the information on a CD

Could any photographs that I have be included in the research?
Yes, up to 2 photographs in the Teifi package, 4 in the Towy package and 8 in the Cleddau package. The original photographs would be scanned and returned to you as soon as possible.

Would I be able to change to a higher value package before the work is completed?
Yes, you would then be only charged for the difference in cost.

How would I receive the information?
If I cannot present the work to you personally, it would be sent by first class mail, recorded delivery.

How would you like payment?
You will be sent an invoice with your research for the outstanding balance. Payment can either be through cash, cheque, or Paypal. I would appreciate payment for the outstanding balance within 7-10 days after you receive the information.

Please note that the above prices are for 2015 only, and could be subject to change afterwards.

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