Family History to 1850

Family History Gifts Family History to 1850 Our new product for Autumn 2017 is a starter family history for One Surname. A great gift for anyone who is interesting in beginning to explore their roots. You or the gift recipient will need to complete an Application Form. The Application Form must be submitted to us<em> before the expiry date</em>. The expiry date&nbsp;is six months after purchase date. Before ordering please choose from the following options: 0 stars, based on 0 reviews 0 5
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Family History to 1850
Family History to 1850

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Family History to 1850

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Model Number: Fam-8
Our new product for Autumn 2017 is a starter family history for One Surname. A great gift for anyone who is interesting in beginning to explore their roots.

You or the gift recipient will need to complete an Application Form. The Application Form must be submitted to us before the expiry date. The expiry date is six months after purchase date.

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This new product launched for Autumn 2017 will trace the gift recipient’s family tree and write their family history for one surname back to circa 1850.

It will include the research and history, including life stories, of one family surname. If you would like more than one surname family history researched and written, you can choose to Add a Surname from the options menu above. Once you have ordered, you will be invited to specify which surnames you would like researched on your Application Form. If you do decide to add another surname, please keep in mind this will double the research time required to complete the final report.

PDF IconClick on PDF for sample pages of a family history report

Answers to the following questions are provided below. Click on a question to find out more:
What do we mean by One Surname?
Who else does it include?
Can you find out more than names and dates?
What’s included in the price?
What’s not included in the price?
Will the gift recipient receive research updates?
How long does the research take?
Gift Day – what date should I provide?
In which countries do you research?
Can the gift recipient work on the family tree with you?
What information do I need to start if I am buying for a gift recipient?
What happens if I do not have enough time before my gift date?
How do I make a payment?
What are the Shipping Costs?
Should I read the Terms and Conditions?
I’ve ordered a tree now what?  

What do we mean by One Surname?
Your family can be divided into surnames, so for instance you have four grandparents – this is four surnames; you have eight great grandparents so this is eight surnames; 16 great great grandparents equals sixteen surnames! This family history research and writing package concentrates on one of those surnames. It will trace, say, the gift recipient’s father, his father, his father and so on back to 1850.

Who else does it include?
While the one surname line is being traced back through the father’s line, the research and history will find out who they married and when they married. Where possible, the wife’s year of birth and death is discovered and her parents’ names are traced. The children of the couple are also found including their full names, dates and places of birth (where possible), and for the older children, their professions are included.

Can you find out more than names and dates?
Yes we will search the following records to learn more about these people and write a narrative of their lives: 1939 Register Electoral registers where possible Birth/baptism and marriage records Some death/burial records if the budget allows WW1 records when service papers can be traced and are still extant Census records Newspapers Criminal records  These resources will show where the ancestors married and the religion they worshipped, their occupations, their movements across the country, whether they were literate and could write their name, where they may have served during WW1 and in which regiment(s), whether they were disabled, and if they were criminals or in court. Sometimes rather than criminals, we find instances where ancestors were heroes and come to the aid of another individual. Some records also contain physical desciptions. We do not search beyond the above records for this particular package.

What’s included in the price? (Click here for sample pages from a recent report)

        • All of the research outlined above to 1850 amounting to 10 hours of research, analysis of documentation, and writing
        • Accessing and purchasing documents on your/the gift recipient’s behalf and providing citations, transcriptions, and references
        • A beautiful dark green spring back hardback folder to hold your/the gift recipient’s documents for display and safe-keeping
        • A family narrative telling the story of the surname or surnames chosen 
        • A genealogical narrative outlining the names and important dates of all the individuals researched
        • Historical and contextual background relating to your/the gift recipient’s ancestors such as attending school in the 19th century or what it was like to work in their particular occupations
        • Birth/baptism, marriage, and burial records (where possible)
        • Census records/transcriptions with names of roads and villages where your/the gift recipient’s ancestors lived
        • Photos and maps of where your/the gift recipient’s ancestors lived where possible
        • Surname distribution map pointing to the original orgins of the surname
        • Surname meaning and origin
        • An A3 pull-out hourglass tree

What’s not included in the price?
Research from 1950 to present day. If you wish to include all your/the gift recipient’s current and extended family on the tree you will need to supply their full names, dates of birth etc. This includes children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. If you wish to include the offspring of a sibling or of an aunt for example, you will also need to supply the name of the sibling’s/aunt’s partner or spouse and their date of marriage.

Will the gift recipient receive research updates?
We do not provide email, letter or phone updates… we think that’s boring! Much better to allow the gift recipient to login to their private family tree viewing area whenever they want and view their new ancestors! They will be able to instantly see all the new ancestors we’ve discovered. This is an exciting addition to our services.
The gift recipient will need to have an email address to use the family tree login area, alternatively they can nominate a member of their family.

How long does the research take?
On average about 8 weeks (per surname) after we have received your Application Form. This does not include Bank Holidays or seasonal holidays such as Christmas or Easter. Please allow extra time for these holidays. Also consider the following factors:

        • Not one family is the same as another
        • Historical research is unpredictable – it is not possible to know in advance where it will lead or whether it will be straightforward
        • To achieve a high standard of research, a genealogist needs time to search through all the necessary records in order to overcome hurdles and uncover the correct ancestors. At Family History Gifts we use the Genealogical Proof Standard and this requires a great deal of dedication.
        • Imagine going to the library to find out information about something you know nothing about and being asked to predict in advance exactly how long the task will take you? With this in mind, 8 weeks is an estimate, not definite.

  If you have a fast approaching gift day talk to us before you order. A priority service is available at 50% or 100% fast turnaround fee. Alternatively you may like a Gift Voucher Presentation Pack (see below).

Gift Day – what date should I provide?
Please do not supply the actual gift day whether it is a birthday or an anniversary etc. You will need the final report a few days before the event so please supply a date at least five business days before actual gift day.

In which countries do you research?
We research in England, Scotland, and Wales for this package. We do not research overseas. If you require Irish research please see our One Surname Ireland Research.

Can the gift recipient work on the family tree with you?
Once the Application Form has been completed and sent to us, we will decide all research methods and stages. As a consequence it is not possible for the gift recipient to work on researching the family tree with us. Please see our Terms & Conditions, section 3. Your tree – controlling the Research.

What information do I need to start if I am buying for a gift recipient?
You will need to supply the gift recipient’s full name, date and place of birth, father’s full name and mother’s full name including mother’s maiden name. If you can supply parent’s dates and places of birth and marriage this will save you money in the long run.

Gift Voucher Pack What happens if I do not have enough time before my gift date?
You can enquire if our priority service is available or purchase our gift voucher in a high quality Gift Presentation pack. Order this One Surname Family Tree Research package and select the Gift Voucher pack option. The presentation pack can be given to the gift recipient on the gift day and they can complete the Application Form online to start the family tree research process. Gift Voucher packs are dispatched within 48 business hours.

How do I make a payment?
To order, pay by credit/debit card using the following options:
a. Direct from our site. We do not capture or keep any of your card details on our servers.
b. By PayPal. Please note it is not necessary to be a member of PayPal to use it. Please select PayPal as your payment option, complete the Checkout process, and enter your credit/debit card details on the PayPal payment page.
c. Order by phone. Please call 07788647670 and have your debit/credit card ready.

What are the Shipping Costs?
Delivery costs of £9.00 for delivery of final report and documents via Royal Mail Special Delivery will be added to your order when paying in full. If you wish to have the final report delivered on a Saturday there is a £5.00 addition charge.

Should I read the Terms and Conditions?
Our Terms and Conditions are not very long and we do recommend that you read them before agreeing to them.

I’ve ordered a tree now what? If you selected either of the following options when you ordered:

        • I require a finished family tree for a gift day
        • I require a finished family tree (no gift date)

  Gather information about gift recipient and their parents including full names, dates and places of birth, dates of marriage etc. If you want to include gift recipient’s immediate relatives e.g. children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins etc. gather the same information for them Proceed to the Application Form and submit once completed Once we have received your Application Form we will email the provided email address in acknowledgement and possibly discuss the form with you. We will then notify you about the next steps.  

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