Seeking out other people's elusive ancestors has long been one of my passions. Here is what some of their descendants have said about my work.
Lost children found in a workhouse school ...
How you do it I really don't know, you have found so much out about these children. You have done me really proud and I am so grateful.
Sheila (Grimsby, UK)
An inheritance suit in the Court of Chancery ...
What a momentous morning! After such a long spell in which there has been no progress in my search, to switch on my computer and find your email and the fascinating document you have discovered. I really can't thank you enough.
Ian (Cornwall, UK)
One man, two families ...
Thank you for your very complete and comprehensive research ... I appreciate your work and skills in bringing more information about his ‘English’ life to this side of the Atlantic - when I began following the indications that he had another family, I had my doubts, but you have successfully removed those doubts and replaced them with facts.
A settlement examination among the poor law records ...
You can have no idea just how good it feels to correspond with someone who is an actual researcher and knows about dealing with documents rather than just the internet ... so many people seem not to know about consulting original sources.
Eileen (Sheffield, UK)
Reaching back to the 1600s ...
For your promptness, responsiveness, clarity, application, know-how and the many other virtues I seek in a genealogist, I am most grateful ... I am extremely proud of what I have unearthed, thanks to your help.
Bill (New Hampshire, USA)
A Greenwich Pensioner identified ...
Without your able, professional and friendly help my Royal Marine (John Thornborough, who was really John Hadath) turned Royal Navy man would never have been found.
Glenys (Idaho, USA)
A petty criminal pardoned ...
Fantastic! The four petitions and the new information fill a period of E's life that was a void. Thank you so much. You have made my day!
Cemetery residents identified ...
What a treasure-house you have produced! How on earth you have tracked down some of the remoter information I can't imagine. It's surely a virtuoso performance.
Ian (Cambridge, UK)
Bigamy, illegitimacy and a missing family found in London ...
Absolutely outstanding work. You have exceeded my expectations. Your research methods are really thorough and I am more than happy with the results. Your report is very easy to follow and I am impressed you achieved so much ... Antony (London, UK)
So much more than names and dates..
A quick note to thank you for your work on my mother’s family history, which arrived today. I can honestly say it has exceeded my expectations. The history itself is so thorough, and the “background stories” you have included are a tremendous help in connecting with our ancestors! The production quality is superb, and I’m sure that my mother will love her 80th birthday present.
Jenny (Norfolk, UK)