What I offer

There are two ways to buy my services. My packages will give you a report of your Victorian family history, presented in a beautiful hardback binder. My bespoke research service is a more flexible way to find out about your ancestors. I can start from scratch, uncovering the details of your unknown ancestors’ lives; or I can help you to extend or review your own research.

Gift certificates: If you are looking for a Christmas gift, I can issue a family history gift certificate for research to be carried out in Spring 2021. The research can be tailored to the recipient’s interest and can be used for packages or for bespoke research – starting at £100.

In all cases, I provide not only a family tree but a family history. I will uncover information about the lives of your ancestors, where possible adding details about their community, profession or street. My family history research is always led by your area of interest and I will work to a brief that we agree together. I can help you in a number of ways:

  • to discover more about your family history
  • to overcome problems in own research
  • to give a unique family history gift
  • to solve a family mystery or investigate a family myth.

Bespoke research

You will receive a report telling you about your ancestors, including details of the sources used, conclusions about the discoveries and recommendations of next steps. When I can I add photographs and local information to my reports to help illustrate the lives of your forebears. I interpret the records, as well as providing you with copies of them when I can. How much does it cost?

A family history gift

For a special gift, receive your family history as a story in a smart hardback binder, with photographs and copies of original census entries. This makes a great gift for special birthdays or anniversaries. See my packages page for full details of what’s on offer.

Look-ups and small projects

I will also carry out look-ups, for example to find and copy a source from my local archive office. I regularly visit Cambridgeshire Archives, Essex Record Office, Huntingdonshire Archives and Suffolk Archives as well as Cambridgeshire University Library. I can also visit other Archives, including London Metropolitan Archives and the British Library.

I take on smaller projects, such as fact checking your Ancestry tree and giving expert advice on how to find what you are looking for, charged at my hourly rate.

How much does it cost?

For my prices, see How much does it cost to trace a family tree.

Contact me: enquiries@ellen-collier.co.uk; 07971 046660
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