to Tracing Ghosts - UK Genealogical Research
My name is Sarah Hicks and I first
discovered genealogy in 2005, when I began tracing my own family
tree. I was soon hooked, and after helping a friend with theirs
I realised that I enjoyed tracing other peoples trees just as much
as my own!
I use online resources (census,
BMD & parish records), but I also use local research libraries
when I get the chance.
Below is a description of the typical
data I provide with a Family History Research Project, plus a guide
to the information I need to begin with.
I perform an initial search from
the information provided, which tells me if the information I have
been given is enough to start searching census records and also
if will I need to buy any certificates. After this a more in-depth
investigation can commence. As every case being unique, my fees
reflect this. The cost of researching a family tree varies depending
on clients needs. All projects are tailored to suit the individual.
and whilst I make every effort to supply a full and positive report,
I cannot offer guaranteed success.
If you are interested in my services,
or are researching one of the lines in my own family tree then please
me with any queries or information and I will get back
Items included within each project
COPIES OF ALL
RESEARCH DOCUMENTS: Copies of all pertinent documents
will be included with the Report for your records. These
may include such documents as birth, marriage and death
certificates, baptism records, census records, etc. A duplicate
copy of everything will be kept by me for future reference.
Other research I can do is as follows:
- UK census (excluding Ireland): 1841-1911
- England & Wales: Birth, Marriage & Death,
- Scotland: Birth, Marriage & Death, 1855 onwards
Basic Information Required for Research
Full names, including maiden
names, of all known direct ancesotors
- All known children/siblings in each family group,
plus their spouces if known - the more names the better
- Dates of birth, marriage or death where known,
or approximate if not
Copies of birth, marriage
or death certificates
Known places of residence
of the ancestor during his lifetime
- Occupations (this helps when tracing people in
Extra Information To Aid Research
- Obituaries, funeral cards, etc
Information in Family Bibles
Family Histories, Traditions
Copies of research you or
others may have already done
Try to get as much information together
as you can. The more I have the easier it is to get started.
If you are interested in
my services, or are researching one of the lines in my own family
tree then please contact me with any queries or information and
I will get back to you.