Each family story is different. Whether looking to trace paternal, maternal or both lines of the family back to 1855 in Scotland or 1837 in England for example or more extensively back to pre-civil registration and beyond, I can tailor my research to suit the individual needs and wishes of the client. I can also conduct specific individual research such as a particular family member's military involvement or help to breakdown a client's current research brick wall. For most research concerning the 19th and early 20th century, research can be carried out online. However, earlier family research may require archive visits.
Scottish Family Records
National Records of Scotland:
Statutory registers of civil birth, marriage and deaths, 1855
Church registers, 1553 to 1855;
Census returns, 1841 to 1911;
Valuation rolls, 1855 to 1940;
Wills and testaments, 1513 to 1925;
Kirk session records, 1559 to 1900.
Irish Family Records
General Register Office, National Library of Ireland, National Archives and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland:
Births, 1864 to 1921;
Marriages, 1845 to 1946;
Roman Catholic marriages, 1864 to 1946;
Deaths, 1871 to 1971;
Census of Ireland, full returns for 1901 and 1911. Fragments 1821 to 1851;
Land and property records such as Griffith's Valuation, 1847 to 1864;
Tithe Applotment Books, 1823 to 1837.
English Family Records
General Register Office:
Births, marriages and death indexes from 1837;
Census returns, 1841 to 1911.
National Archives, military records.
Canadian Family Records
Library and Archives Canada (LAC):
Birth, marriage and death;
Federal census returns 1871 to 1921. Pre Confederation returns available before 1871;
Wills and probate;
Free initial 30-minute consultation via email, phone or virtually to determine client’s family history aims, objectives and requirements.