Hourly Rate Services

If you are interested in any of the following services please contact us first.

An initial consultation will take place with you, free of charge, before any work begins. This is very important as a means of evaluating your requirements and ensuring that we can meet your needs within your desired timescale.

Look Ups and Document Reference Checks

This service is provided for clients who wish to consult documents and carry out research at a local record office but live too far away. I can visit any of the local record offices in the counties of Anglesey, Gwynedd (including Bangor University Archives), Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire on their behalf.

Advice about Information Already Gathered

If you have already started researching your family history but are not sure how to take it further, I can assess the materials you have gathered and provide advice about ways to advance your research and take the next steps.

Arranging and Presenting Information

If you have already gathered materials relating to your family history I can check it for accuracy, provide background information to put your family into their historical context, create a family tree chart and arrange and present the information in the form of a report.


I can transcribe old documents written in English if the handwriting is difficult to read.

Location Photography

Photographing and obtaining, if required and where possible, early photographs / postcards of the area of your interest. Visiting cemeteries where your ancestors are buried and photographing the church and relevant headstones. Transcriptions of any headstones will also be provided if the inscriptions are not clear in photographs.

Photograph Digitization

Providing digitized copies of your old family photographs

Research for the Media

Research on behalf of authors or television companies that require historical context, background information or specific detail about a person or incident etc.


  • These services will be charged at a rate of ¬£20 per hour.
  • Copies of documents purchased will be charged to you at cost
  • There will be no travel costs for visits to local archives (Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy). For travel by car to Denbighshire and Flintshire there will be a charge of 20p per mile.
  • We take payment by cheque, Pay Pal or BACS. (*¬†Please be aware that there will be a 5% surcharge if you use Pay Pal)

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