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Family History (Genealogical) Research
My main geographical area of research relates to what is now the United Kingdom in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I can however advise about research outside those areas, both in relation to time and location.
I specialise in knocking down brick walls and problem solving,; census records; the records of the General Register Office; wills and probate; parish registers and records; the laws and the consequences of marriage;employment;court proceedings, apprentices and the Poor Laws, birth marriage and death records and asylum records.
I can take photographs like the one above a gravestone of some of my Scottish ancestors. The grave is in an historic place, at New Abbey, Dumfries. The graves are an historic source in that they list the names of many family members.
I can advise on many aspects of family history and archive research. If I don't know the answer I will tell you and advise who does!
I can advise as to the feasibility of your quest, and I will always give you my honest opinion.
Although I am based in Lancashire I can advise on research in any area of the United Kingdom, and beyond in the event that your ancestors are found to be migrants.
However you may want something different; family history doesn’t have to end with a basic report, though it is a useful starting point. You may, for example, want to know more about an individual you have discovered yourself, an entire family, what became of the descendents of chosen ancestors or how the mysterious Aunt Emily is related to you.
You may prefer a report in a biographical style as the biography of Margaret Lindsay at One of My Ancestors.
All the reports on this site are the result of historical research.
You may not want genealogical research but archive research because there is a document or documents held in an archive near me. The documents may be a part of your own research, you may have a particular interest in them or they may be needed as part of a family history project I am carrying out for you
I regularly visit archives in Lancshire or Greater Manchester to examine documents or records. If the archive has a copying facility I can obtain a copy (which will usually be subject to the copyright of the creator of the record). Subject to the rules of the Archive I may be able to provide a photographic of the record.
I would usually produce a report detailing the client's instructions what I have looked for and found, archive references of the relevant documents and if the document cannot be copied or photographed a transcription or summary of it.
I hope you enjoy my site but please note that the site and everything on it, unless specifically stated, including reports and photographs, is the property and copyright of me
Trace Your Ancestry.
No part of the material is to be used published or copied without permission for any purpose whatsoever.
The site explains the family and other 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, poor or something in between? Where did they live? Did they 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.
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Contact Me for half an hour's free without obligation, consultation.
Christine Wibberley LL.B. (Hons)
Solicitor (non practising)
Member of AGRA
Tel. 0800 0248488
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Mobile. 07896 611773
(Closed at weekends)
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The office is not available for clients to call in person.