Family History Research

Over 50 years of experience with a unique library and archive resources and a nationwide team of professional family history researchers.

Researching your family tree

With over 50 years of experience as professional genealogists, Achievements can assist you in tracing your family tree. Whether you are new to genealogy, or have come up against a "brick wall", we are here to help with all your family history research needs.

We carry out genealogical research throughout the British Isles, and internationally, using documentary sources such as census returns, records of General Registration, parish registers, and records of probate and the manor.These documents help find out where your ancestors lived and what they did for a living, amongst other fascinating details.

Our professional team of qualified genealogists are here to help you unlock the history of your family. Whether your ancestors worked the land as agricultural labourers or travelled the world as seafarers, every family tree has its own story waiting to be researched.

Sample Family History Pedigree Chart

What information do we need to start research?

We need as much, or as little, as you know about your family history. Whether it is only your own name and date of birth, or you have already started tracing your ancestry, we ask that you provide these details. If you don't know much information, don't worry, as that is what we are here for.

If you have already started research, but don't have time to complete it or have come up against a "brick wall", simply forward us everything you have already found, and we will take it from there.

Specific research requirements.

Whilst we have a set amount for a full round of research, it might be that some research requests have different budget requirements. We are happy to undertake small research projects, perhaps tackling one brick wall or looking at just one or two ancestors, as well as full family histories.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements further.

Where can you carry out research?

We cover the whole of the UK and Ireland, as well as research further afield. Australia, USA, India, and some European and Caribbean countries have accessible records which allow us to build up a picture of your family tree both at home and abroad.

As well as the major UK archives such as The National Archives and the Borthwick Institute, we have experts all over the UK ready to access local archives.

What do I receive at the end?

Once research is complete, we provide a detailed report of our family history research findings, together with any documents obtained. This is presented in an attractive genealogical research folder.

Sample Family History Research Report

Sample Family History Research Report

Sample Family History Research Report

Contact us to today to find out more.

Contact us today and we'll provide a free quote for completing ancestral research on your family tree.

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“Thank you for your letter and the beginning of my husband's family tree. We are very pleased..”
S.W. Feltham, Middlesex

How can we help?

Give us a call us on:

08000 939383 (+44 1227 462618)

Or send us an email and we will offer a free no-commitment quotation for your research.