Family Trees and Ancestry
John  Pretty
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Family Trees and Ancestry    John Pretty

Professional Genealogical Research in the UK

Do You Know Who You Are? Do You Know Where You Come From?
Most of us have an interest in our past and our roots. The tracing of family trees is known as genealogy, or more commonly today 'family history'.

You may wish to begin your family tree, but perhaps you don't have the time to devote to it, or perhaps you have begun tracing your family tree and have become stuck and require specialist advice. Perhaps you are looking for an attractive gift for a loved one for a family birthday or celebration?

With over 20 years experience of researching family history in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales Family Trees and Ancestry aims to provide a comprehensive and reliable professional genealogical research service, carefully carrying out ancestral researches to a high standard.


Primary Sources for Research
Primary Sources for genealogical research that will be used in a research project include the following:

•General Register Office indexes for England and Wales 1837-date
•General Register Office indexes for Scotland 1855-date
•General Register Office indexes for Ireland 1864-date
•Census Returns in Great Britain 1841-1911
•Parish Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-date
•Wills and Administrations circa 15th Century-date

Other Sources for Research Work

Other sources that may be consulted during the course of a research project include:

•Electoral Registers
•Trade Directories
•University Alumni Registers
•Indexes of Apprentices to Guilds in Cities and Boroughs
•Registers of Citizens and Freemen in Cities and Boroughs
•Bishop's Transcripts
•Marriage Licence Bonds and Allegations
•Old Maps

Family Trees and Ancestry would be very happy to research your family history for you. We produce an attractive binder full of the results of our research work, including family trees and written reports on individuals and families. Where possible we provide copies of original documents.

We are very flexible and are happy to tailor our research work to suit your needs. For example, if you require specialist advice on aspects of your own research work, or if you would like help in researching one particular individual. All requirements you may have are considered. We are skilled at solving difficult cases.