One Surname Family History Research Gift

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One Surname Family History Research Gift
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One Surname Family History Research Gift
One Surname Family History Research Gift
One Surname Family History Research Gift
One Surname Family History Research Gift
One Surname Family History Research Gift
One Surname Family History Research Gift
One Surname Family History Research Gift
One Surname Family History Research Gift
One Surname Family History Research Gift
One Surname Family History Research Gift

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One Surname Family History Research Gift

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Our ancestry gifts are ideal 40th, 50th, 60th birthday presents, Christmas gifts, anniversary gifts, or wonderful gifts for grandma! It also makes a great gift to yourself! It is more suitable to give to one person rather than as a joint present because it includes family history research of one side of the family such as their Dad's surname.


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One Surname Family History Research Gift Book

We are currently fully booked.

We are closed to new enquiries and new orders until 11th September 2017 in order to complete current bookings and prepare for new product launches in the Autumn of 2017.


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One Surname Family History Research Gift Package

Our most popular package!

It includes the services of a personal genealogist who will research your gift recipient's family tree and then write a story narrative detailing their ancestor's lives in the historical context of the period.

 

White Section: Research Gift Description
What are the Main Features of the Gift?
What does One Surname mean?
Are the ancestors' wives and children included?
What about their occupations?
How is the final tree presented?
What are the differences between the hardback book folders?
What will the family tree look like?
Do you charge extra for documents?
What documents are not included?
Will the gift recipient receive research updates?

Blue Section: What you need to know
In which countries do you research?
The gift recipient has already begun their family tree, can I buy this package?
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?
Will you research the gift recipient's children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins for the tree?
How far back do you go?
How long does it take?
What happens if I do not have enough time before my gift day?
I've ordered a tree now what?

Green Section: Payment and Stuff
How do I make a payment?
What are the Shipping Costs?
Should I read the Terms and Conditions?

 

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'Ancestors are presented as people rather than shadows'

 

What are the Main Features of the Gift?

  • Services of a professional genealogist
  • Your family tree research
  • Hardback book folder outlining your family tree

Including:
Genealogist’s narrative
Family narrative
Hourglass tree
Ancestral town 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

 

What does One Surname mean?
It means we will search one of the gift recipient's family surnames, for example their Dad's surname. The chart illustration below (see, What Will It Look Like?) shows how the tree might look once researched.

   Research concentrates on the male line i.e. gift recipient, their father, his father, his father and so on, or gift recipient, their mother, her father, her father etc. Note though, how research also uncovers other ancestors and family.

 

Are the ancestors' wives and children included?
Yes. We will find out their wives' full names, their years of birth, where they came from, and their parents' full names where possible. We will also find the full names of their children, where they were born and their dates or years of birth. As an added bonus we will endeavour to find out who the ancestor's children married and the names of their children (down one generation).

It does not include, however research of their wives' family trees, for that you need our Premium All Surname Family Tree.

 

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, overseers, poll book entries or anything about them in the newspapers. Please note though that budget does not stretch to exhaustive enquiries.

 

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 45 – 60 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.

After the genealogist's chronological history narrative section, there is a family narrative outlining relationships, vital dates, and places of birth, marriage, and death with a complete annotated source list with citations.

The hardback book folder will also, include at no extra cost (see Do you charge extra for documents? below), 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 about 15 documents with this family tree.

Finally, the report includes a folded A3 family tree chart showing the gift recipient's relatives on their chosen One Surname line.

 

What are the differences between the 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.

 

What will the family tree look like?
On the left is an example of a family tree and on the right a page from a narrative report showing the detail we include.

One Surname Family History Tree example 

One Surname Family History Tree example 

An example page from a report

Report example

 

 

 
 

Do you charge extra for documents?
No. Many other genealogists offer packages cheaper than ours, but further investigation will show they do not include family documents  or proof of your family tree included in the price, but as an optional extra. They will charge you more fees to buy the documentation they require to research your family tree accurately in addition to their basic cost.

We believe if a high standard of research is to be achieved, proof should never be optional and it should be included in the price.

At Family History Gifts, we include all the documents in with the price. We do not charge you extra for them.

 

What documents are not included?
We cannot search documents that are not in the public domain. This will include a number of 20th century record classes, most notably: military records including World War Two service records, personnel employment records, hospital, education, and coroner's records to name a few. Many records are subject to Closure Rules.

 

​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.

 

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In which countries do you research?
We research in England, Scotland, and Wales for this package. We do not research overseas.

 

The gift recipient has already started their family tree, can I buy this package?
This family tree is costed for beginners only (i.e. for those starting 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. 

 

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.
    The gift recipient will receive more information about their family if you are also able to supply full names of grandparents too. The more information you can supply about living memory relatives, the more the budget will stretch to ancestors yet to be discovered.

 

Will you research the gift recipient's children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins for the tree?
No. If you want to include this information, you or the gift recipient will have to supply their full names and dates of birth etc.
 
We are happy to input this information into the family tree for you and as a consequence we will deduct the time taken to add all the info. Please bear in mind this can take approximately 90 minutes from your budget.

 

How far back do you go?
This very much depends on the family because every family consists of unique individuals doing unpredictable things like changing their name, emigrating, immigrating and choosing to have illegimate children.  This research gift is budgeted for 1780-1820.

 


How long does it take?

On average about 12 weeks 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 exactly how long the task will take you? With this in mind, 12 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).

 

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.

Gift Voucher Presentation Pack
Gift Voucher Presentation Pack

 


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 possibily discuss the form with you. We will then notify you about the next steps.

 

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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. Pay in Instalments:
Visit the Instalment Plan page to order. For this package the Instalment plan includes postage of final report but does not include cost of folder upgrade, but we can invoice you separately if you require. If you opt for Instalment Plan, your family tree report will not be delivered until all payments have been paid.

d. Order by phone. Please call 07788647670 and have your debit 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.

 

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.

 

Page revised 27th April 2017


1 Reviews for One Surname Family History Research Gift

    One Surname Family History Research Gift
    Many thanks for the documents... Thank you so much for breaking down the brick wall I have been beating my head against for so long. I am truly grateful for the excellent service provided and for your kind advice which has helped me to broaden my own research methods.
    I will certainly recommend your services to our local genealogy group at the next meeting, and will further avail myself of your help in the future should the need arise.
    Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Excellent service - Sunday, April 5, 2015
    Many thanks for the documents... Thank you so much for breaking down the brick wall I have been beating my head against for so long. I am truly grateful for the excellent service provided and for your kind advice which has helped me to broaden my own research methods.
    I will certainly recommend your services to our local genealogy group at the next meeting, and will further avail myself of your help in the future should the need arise.
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