Lancashire Origins

Lancashire Origins © Alan Smith 2015

Much will depend on factors such as the demographic stability of your ancestors, accurate recording by enumerators and incumbents and the integrity and reliability of the parties concerned when providing information to registrars.


No guarantees in genealogy

This can be problematic in its own way. For example, handwriting on original documents can be difficult to read or clergy may have been less than diligent in their record keeping or records may have been damaged or lost.

Research pre 1837

Should you wish to tackle some research of your own, I will accompany you to the relevant Record Office or Library etc, within the areas I cover and coach you in getting started.

This will be charged at my normal hourly rate and I would suggest a minimum of 2 hours to get you started.  I will also provide a package of helpful hints and tips, plus suggest reading materials and other sources of useful information to help you on your way.

Doing your own research?

G.R.O. Index Search and Certificate

This involves the search for a birth, marriage or death in the indexes of the General Register Office, occurring between 1837 and 2008.

Once located I will purchase the relevant certificate which will then be posted to you.  

Searches spanning more than 5 years will be charged at my hourly rate or part thereof.

(Approximate year and area given) - £12.00


Not sure where to start or want  professional assistance in taking the next step?  This is where we can help you.

Census Search

For searches on the census, I will require as much detail as possible such as full name, approximate year of birth and the geographical area involved.

Once located, I will provide a copy of the original image plus a transcript.

Between 1841 and 1911 - £4.00

Hourly Research

All travel time and costs within the standard areas covered are included within the hourly cost.  There are also no extra hidden charges for preparation of any reports or documentation.

£15per hour

Family Tree Package

This will involve following a single line (paternal or maternal) of a named ancestor back to the early or mid 1800’s.

You will receive: