Four Surname Family History Research Gift
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We are currently fully booked for this research package and will not be taking new orders until 2nd April 2018.
Four Surname Family History Research Gift Package
What is Four Surname Research?
For individual recipients we like to call this Grandparent family history research, because it allows them to research all four of the grandparents’ surnames. For joint recipients they can equally research both of their parents’ surnames. The idea of this package is to research each male line. For example: the gift recipient’s father’s father, his father, his father, his father etc., the gift recipient’s father’s mother, her father, his father, his father etc., the gift recipient’s mother’s father, his father, his father, his father etc., the gift recipient’s mother’s mother, her father, his father, his father and so on.
What about their ancestors’ wives and children?
Yes the wives’ full names and years of birth are researched. We will also find the full names and years of birth of their children.
What about their occupations?
Wherever possible we will find out what they did for a living. We will also look for any information about their religion, any criminal activities, any probate, institutional records or anything about them in the newspapers.
I have already begun my family tree, can I buy this package?
This family tree is costed for beginners only (i.e. for anyone wishing to research back from their parents or grandparents). The further back one goes the more expensive it is to research a family tree, those costs are not included in the above price, so this package is not suitable for anyone who has already begun their tree.
How is the final tree presented?
The gift recipient will we receive a hardback book folder telling the story of their ancestors in a chronological narrative, detailing their lives and times. The length of the book is approximately 200 pages. The gift recipients’ ancestors are drawn by the genealogist in their historical context – this approach is more than a list of names and dates – it outlines the motives and actions of their ancestors in relation to the period in which they flourished. Ancestors are presented as people rather than shadows.
The hardback book folder will also include documents concerning the gift recipient’s relatives from birth, marriage and death, baptism and burial certificates to census, directory entries and army records. All families are different so contents will vary, but on average most customers receive in the region of 25 documents per surname.
Services of a professional genealogist
Your family tree research
Hardback book folder outlining your family tree
- Genealogist’s narrative
- Family narrative
- Hourglass tree
- Ancestral town research and description
- Ancestral town photograph
- Surname distribution map
- Occupation research (where possible)
- Surname meaning
- Plus much more!
Your documents (NO document limit!)*
Unique family tree viewing area
Add your own family photos and memories
For England, Scotland and Welsh ancestry – for Ireland, please enquire
*Unlike other genealogists we do not limit the documents we buy and we do not charge extra for them either.
Hardback Book Folders
There are two types. The package includes a plain green quality hardback book folder, but there is an option to upgrade to the embossed book folder in pastel as shown in the illustrations above.
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.
To order by phone please call 07788647670 and have your debit card ready.
Delivery costs of £11.00 for delivery of final report and documents via Royal Mail Special Delivery will be added to your order.
What happens after you place an order
Select ‘Application Form’ from the menu above. This is where you or the gift recipient can provide details about the family to be researched.
Real ancestors, real people who are more than names and dates
How long does it take?
On average about 36 weeks after we have received your Application Form, but you must 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.
Not enough time before your gift day?
Quality Gift Voucher Presentation Pack (click to enlarge)
If you do not have 36 weeks or more before your gift day, we offer an alternative – our gift voucher in a high quality Gift Presentation pack. Order this Four Surname Family Tree Research package and select the Gift Voucher pack option. The presentation pack can be given to the gift recipient on gift day and they can complete the Application Form and send it to us to start the family tree research process. Gift Voucher packs are dispatched within 48 business hours.
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 and relatives we’ve added. 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.
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