Experienced Professional Genealogist
For over 3 decades Steve has been researching British family histories for clients from all over the world.
He specialises in finding ancestors that are hard to trace, also known as “brick walls”. He knows British records inside out, and where to find them. A lot of records are not online yet.
So, if you’re trying to find an elusive relative, alive or deceased, there’s a good chance Steve can help you.
And, if you haven’t started your family tree yet, Steve can do that too. From one family line or both, Steve can do the complete research from start to as far back as the records and archives will allow.
- 20 hours of research time.
- Narrative Report
- Copies of Documents & Certificates
- Frequent Progress Updates
Total Cost £300
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Steve to research my family?
He’s helped thousands of people search for their ancestors and break down “brick walls”. Steve’s an expert who’s called on regularly to solve problem cases for Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine.
He trained at the respected Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, taught on their behalf and managed their research company Achievements Ltd. He’s also written widely on the subject in magazines and appeared on TV in an expert capacity.
How long will my research take?
Most assignments are completed in a few weeks, depending on Steve’s work load at the time. More complex or remote research may take longer. Everything is logged as we go, so you can get progress reports at any time by email or telephone.
What do I get for my money?
Every penny goes towards research. There are no extra charges for any Birth, Marriage or Death certificates that are needed to build out your family tree. You’ll receive copies of all documents and certificates used. If you prefer the reports to be posted to you, that’s also included in the initial fee.
How do I pay?
If you are in the UK you can pay by the usual methods: cheque, or bank transfer. Anywhere else in the world you can also pay by bank transfer or through Wise which is much cheaper or via Paypal. I will send you an invoice for the agreed amount and you can make a card payment.
Steve’s qualifications include:
- Studied genealogy at the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS)
- Managing Director of Achievements Ltd, the firm of commercial genealogists established to support the IHGS
- Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MSc) at Canterbury Christ Church University
- Attended tutorials with the late Cecil Humphery-Smith O.B.E., and lectures at Morley College, London
- Giving lectures on behalf of the IHGS