When we founded Your Family Story we wanted to chose a name that represented what was important to us as genealogists.  The first thing most people ask when they find out what we do is “how far have you got back”?  This is a very valid question but it’s not what we are interested in.  What we want to know is who the people are that we are researching:

  • Where were they born?
  • How did they live?
  • What was their home life like?
  • What did they do for a living?
  • How would their lives have changed over time?
  • What problems did they face?
  • Did their children thrive?

These questions build up a real picture of the name on a tree.  When we create a Your Family Story project we go into detail about all aspects of your ancestors’ lives and put it in the perspective of the social and political history of the time.  If one of your great-great-grandfathers lived in Manchester in 1840, for example, he would have had a very different life to another who lived in rural Devon.  Only by looking at these men in detail can you really start to see what their lives would have been like.

Our projects are usually between 60 and 80 pages long and offer a unique insight into your family.  Where possible we try to incorporate photographs as well as relevant primary source material including birth, marriage and death records.  We don’t guarantee the size of the project but most of the time we can’t help ourselves and write as much as possible!

Due to the nature of the information in the project we cannot show full examples of previous work but we can send sample pages which should give you a better understanding of how your project will look once it is completed.

Sample pages can also be found here and here.

We limit the number of hours spent on the project to 35 in order to deliver it to you in a sensible timeframe.  Once we have completed the initial research we will liaise with you and discuss adding additional hours if we believe we can take the tree back further with suitable levels of accuracy.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Oh, and by the way, 1475 in one of our trees and in another we found a royal connection so if you remember the Matthew Pinsent moment on Who Do You Think You Are, that will answer the question.   If you didn’t see it you can find it here.

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