Services & Fees

If your Ancestor was born, married or died on Islay, I should be able to find this person in my database.  Working with the Old Parish Registers, Statutory Records and Census Returns, I will prepare a report for you detailing my findings which can be sent to you either by e-mail or by post.


There are many different options to consider when researching your family history.  Each family is vastly different and my research is dependent on available records.


Preliminary Investigation - £75

Ideal starting point if you are just setting out on your journey to discover your Islay connection.  As an example, if your Islay Ancestor was born c1900, I will spend up to four hours researching this person, then create a concise report to provide you with a solid foundation for further investigation.  This 2 - 3 page report should contain several generations of your direct lines with basic dates and names of children within each generation.


Standard Investigation - £175

Specific research following your Ancestor using post-1855 Statutory Records and all available Census Returns.  My report will contain all family members identified from these records.  All pertinent events will be recorded, fully transcribed with source references.  Also included is a family tree chart.  This option can be selected for either the paternal or materal line.


Comprehensive Investigation - £225

In addition to all the data gathered for a Standard Investigation, all the relevant Old Parish Register material will be included for your Ancestor's direct line.  In most cases, this should take your family back to the 1780's.  This option can be selected for either the paternal or maternal line.


Inclusive Investigation - £350

Again using all the aboves resources, this ultimate report contains all available information about both the paternal and maternal direct lines of your Ancestor.

Individual Research - £20 per hour

Perhaps you have already done some digging into your family history and have hit a brick wall - I love a challenge and would welcome the opportunity to help you move on with your research.


Perhaps you are happy with your research but would like some professional eyes to review it and possibly find more to add - my database may hold a missing link for you.  I may even be able to connect you with other folks researching the same family.  My database contains all sorts of gems!


Perhaps you have gone back as far in history as you can and would like to move into the present day - have your ever wondered if any of your Ancestor's descendents are still living on Islay - would you like me to try to find out?