Research time is charged at a basic rate of £25 per hour, regardless of whether that is research completed in an archive or research conducted using on-line sources. 

Due to economies of scale, larger projects will often be charged at a slightly lower hourly rate.  

Research reports can be provided electronically, usually as Word documents or PDFs, and copies or photographs of relevant documents will be included.

Trace your family back to the beginning of the nineteenth century, sometimes earlier.

Information is drawn from a range of sources including census returns, birth, marriage and death records, military records, school records and newspaper archives as appropriate.

Tracing one branch/ surname - £100

Tracing four branches/ surnames (the ancestors of each grandparent) - £350

Stow on the Wold Cemetery
Sepia photograph of a woman

Increasing numbers of people are now undertaking DNA tests in order to discover more about their historical and cultural roots; it is possible to find out a lot more about our heritage than can be discovered solely through traditional genealogical practice.

The huge databases, held by the companies who undertake genetic testing, include information about DNA matches and these matches can be compared using established family history techniques, in many cases to identify the biological families of children who have been informally adopted or those for whom paper records differ from biological records.

Analysis of DNA results and the tracing of associated family (one branch/ surname) - £150

Book research time at a local or national archive, library, museum or cemetery, chargeable by the hour.

In addition to archives in the East Midlands, Waymark Genealogy also regularly visits archives and libraries in the London area.  You only pay for our research time, not travel time and so this can be a very cost-effective way of supplementing or extending your project.

You can decide whether you would like original documents to be copied, photographed and/ or transcribed.  Headstones can be photographed and transcribed.

On our Home Page you can see what archive visits are currently planned or Contact Us to schedule a new location.

Hourly rate - £25

National Archives
Magnifying Glass

Have you already completed a significant amount of family history research but are wondering whether you have drawn the correct conclusions or made the correct family links?  Perhaps it would be useful to have a fresh pair of eyes on your genealogical ‘brick wall’?

A second opinion can often suggest alternative lines of enquiry.  Waymark Genealogy has a tree verification service and would be pleased to provide that extra check on your research and, if appropriate, offer advice on developing it further.

Hourly rate - £25

Other Research Requests

Other historical research is also possible, for example, the history of a house or building, a village or small town, a school or other organisation.  Support is also available for someone wishing to write their life story.

Please contact Waymark Genealogy to find out more.