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Trace Your Ancestry
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The site explains the family research services of Trace Your Ancestry.
It also tells a little about me and my background.
You may have wondered what your family was like, what the people in it, your ancestors did for a living. What were their names? Were they rich or poor or something in between? Where did they live? Did they ever get into trouble with the law?
I can help you find out about some of these things. Most people have acestors with stories to tell as interesting as those on these pages.
For details please go to the
of this site.
For some examples of what can be found out about real people,
who were all someone's relations go to Family Stories
If you like psychological thrillers visit the website of my husband Mel at
to read about him and his latest novel,
Off The Moor
to my site, designed to tell you about my Genealogical and Family History
covering national research and more specialised local research in Archives in Lancashire Greater Manchester Cheshire and West Yorkshire.
Wherever you may be in the world if you have British ancestry and are interested in finding out more about it then I can help.
To navigate the site click on a topic in the menu on the left, or to view the sitemap click Sitemap
To contact me about research, or anything else, go to Contact Me or
e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0800 0248488
I'm Christine Wibberley and I am passionate about family research and helping people get to know their ancestors. I provide the professional expertise, experience and attention to detail needed to serve most Genealogy and Family History requests.
To find out more about me go to Why Choose Trace Your Ancestry?
To find out about some of my ancestors go to Some of My Ancestors
My first message is that Family History isn't boring, quite the contrary, and is far more than a list of names and dates. All families are interesting and on of my aims is to introduce my clients to their ancestors and other family members as real people, placed in their historical context.
My second message relates to what many people think are boring everyday documents which most of us have tucked away in a drawer, certificates relating to deaths births and marriges. Clients often think that if the year their anncestor was born can be ascertained from a census then there's no point getting the certificate. Nothing could be further from the truth!
On the page Some Frequently Asked Questions there's a link at the bottom to a paper explaining about the records used to build the basic family report and tree, a very neccessary preliminary when reseraching a family. The document's a bit dry, which is why it's where it is, but its important that my clients understand the limitations and nature of these records. In fact the birth marriage and death records of England and Wales are some of the most uninformative of that type of document in the world in terms of family information provided. Howeveer they can, on occassions be illuminating.
To illustrate that what records can tell us In Research Pages there is a section What records can tell us and a section devoted to interesting stories arising from findings in death birth and marriage certificates. Several of these relate to my own family, others to findings from academic research. None relate to client work as that is confidential. One item on that page is a link to a family story researched by a friend and fellow family historian, Rosemary Morgan, who carries out London research. It is about a member of her family and is certainly one of the most interesting family stories outside my research for clients I have ever come across where the initial clue has come from a death record. To find out about the important records that can be found from information in the civil records of births marriages and deaths go to Birth Marriage and Death Certificates. Example of further interesting records will follow over the coming weeks and months.
In these pages you'll find some reports and an example of a Family Tree. The tree's rather plain because I'm a genealogist, not an artist, in fact my artistic abilies are about nil. If you would like something a little more artistic to go on your wall my contact Pollie Scott produces wonderful trees. I can send her the results of the research and she will turn them into something beautiful. Click here to go to her site to see examples of my work.