Forefathers is a professional family history research service based in England. If you have a genealogy project you need help with, however big or small, we are happy to assist you.
Maybe you don't know where to look for the information you need? Or maybe you know where to look but those sources aren't available online and you aren't able to come to England to inspect them yourself? Or perhaps you just don't have the time? Don't worry, we can help.
If you're not sure whether using our services is the right thing for you, why not just phone or email us and we'll be happy to explain what we could offer. We are happy to quote for a single lookup, maybe taking as little as half an hour, or for several months worth of work.
We also understand that research can be open-ended. It can be hard to predict in advance how long things will take, or what direction enquiries might lead in, so we have a range of packages we can offer that put you in control and let you manage costs. We agree an initial budget for the research we undertake on your behalf, then do what is possible within those limits, keeping in close touch with you at all time, updating you on progress regularly. At the end, we present our results and give you some ideas for further research, and then let you decide if and how things progress from there.
If someone you love is a keen family historian, why not give them one of our gift cards as a Christmas or birthday present?We might just be able to break down that brick wall they've hit in their research, which might be the greatest gift they've ever received! Gift cards start at just £20.
Here are just a few things we can offer:
- Not started yet? Our tree-planter package is the perfect way to embark on a great voyage of discovery: finding out where you came from. We'll get you started and either hand things over from there or take it further for you, as you choose;
- Been researching your tree for years but hit a brick wall? Our block-buster package gives you an affordable way of employing a professional to try to get you over that hurdle and set you off in the right direction again. We will use our knowledge of little-used specialist sources and other tricks of the trade to see if we can spot something you've missed;
- Or we can help you grow your family tree while keep a tight rein on your budget with our pay-as-you-grow research package
- Need some information looked up? Can't get to the UK to do the research yourself? We also provide a lookup service. We're happy to quote for visiting any archive centre or library in England or Wales on your behalf.