Alison H. BA has been researching her family tree for over 35 years, with particular interest in Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Cheshire and Central Scotland. She trained as a teacher, worked in higher education and completed courses in genetic genealogy and worked as a volunteer with various genealogy projects. Click on this image to see her Instagram page about old photos and documents.
Roger K. MSc, MCGI was a Royal Air Force officer. He now researches local and military history and runs several websites. His family history interests are in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Lancashire, Gloucestershire and Southwest Scotland. He produced the Loveden website and the website for the Sawley and District Historical Society, both of which include much original research.
When researching other parts of the country we use a range of historic mapping to understand the local geography. We can, and often do, conduct family history research in other countries, and we have access to worldwide data, but we specialize in the United Kingdom.
To be frank, although we’ve been researching family history for years, we’ve only just started to offer this as a commercial service, which is why our rates are currently low. But we don’t have many past customers we can quote (and we’re not going to invent testimonials).
Our own family trees each now extend to more than 10,000 people, all with a high level of confidence, usually confirmed by DNA evidence and many with photos. But it wasn’t easy!
To give you an idea of what we’ve done before, look at some of the families on our loveden.org.uk/families/ website. In many of these cases our focus was the First World War, so we didn’t try to go much further back in time, and we specifically avoided producing family trees or mentioning living descendants. And most of these were produced in just a few hours’ research.