All the Family Tree Packages purchased from Lines of Descent
will aim to discover as much as possible about how your ancestors lived their lives. All of the Family Tree Packages are presented in a gold embossed springback binder with all reports, trees, charts etc. printed on 90gsm archival paper. All the reports are written by me, with all sources noted and include suggestions for further research. The Family Tree Packages provide excellent value for money with no hidden surprises, as they are inclusive of reports, birth and/or marriage certificates (see individual packages for more details), census transcripts and postage and packing. All packages are posted using the Royal Mail 'Special Delivery Next Day' service. A deposit of 50% is required prior to commencement of research, the balance due on completion.
Fixed Price Family Tree Packages
Standard - Single Line Package, £160
If you commission this package, I will endeavour to research your chosen line (male or female) back as far as reasonably possible; most usually to the early 19th Century, using both birth and marriages records, as well as the 1841-1911 censuses and the IGI. You will receive a short report and up to four birth and/or marriage certificates, plus transcripts of census and other relevant documents.
Intermediate - Two Line Package, £295
For this package I will research two lines of your tree (e.g that of your grandfather and grandmother) in the same way as for the single line package. You will receive a full report with up to eight birth and/or marriage certificates, plus transcripts of census and other relevant documents.
Premium - Multiple Line Package, £550
This package is suitable for four lines of your tree (e.g. both sets of grandparents) including as much detail as is possible on children and their marriages for each generation found, in order to provide a real insight into the diversity of your family over the last two centuries. This Family Tree Package also makes a wonderful wedding gift
providing a combined family history for both the Bride and Groom.
All deposits/payments for the Family Tree Packages can be made by cheque or PayPal/email invoice.
Specific Research Requests
If you have been tracing your own family history but have become stuck at a particular point, you may prefer to commission research by the hour (£15 per hour) or within a specific budget. Just contact me
with your research request.
Looking for a last minute gift idea and wish you had contacted us earlier? Our Family Tree Packages make wonderful gifts for that someone special, however they do take time to research and produce, time that you don’t always have before that special event. Or maybe you don’t have the relevant details with which to initiate the research and appearing overly inquisitive might just ruin the surprise. Our Gift Vouchers provide the perfect solution.
Just tell us the name of the lucky person and we will send you a Gift Voucher for the Birch
Family Tree Package, in their name and with our contact details all ready for you to present on their special day. All they have to do is contact us with the unique redemption code for us to begin work. In fact, if it is only time you are short of, but can provide the starting point information we need, we can begin the research before they know anything about it (Just be sure of your facts!). Gift Vouchers can also be used as part payment for the Alder
Family Tree Packages (50% deposit conditions still apply).
Gift Voucher Payment of £160 can be made by cheque or PayPal/email invoice for immediate dispatch.
All the services listed below are only available when one of the Family Tree Packages is purchased from Lines of Descent and are not available as stand alone products.
In general Death Certificates are not essential to family history research, as usually just knowing the date of death is sufficient. Nevertheless, there are times when a death certificate can yield very interesting information, such as in the death of a child or a relatively young adult. The person reporting the death was most often present at the time and I have known this to shed light by providing a married name for a previously untraceable female relative. If you feel you would like the death certificate of a particular person(s), for inclusion in any of the Family Tree Packages, these are available at the cost price of £9.25.
19th Century maps showing where your ancestors lived make a beautiful addition to your family history. Many places that we now think of as completely urban were once simply a rural hamlet. When a place of particular interest has been identified, I will advise you if a map of the period is available for inclusion in any of the Family Tree Packages. Price: £9