I offer a professional genealogy research service to people whose ancestors lived in Somerset, Devon and elsewhere in the south west of England. As well as holding a Diploma in Genealogy, I am also a member of AGRA, providing assurance of both my competence and integrity, and have many years' experience of carrying out research for clients in the UK and overseas.
Why choose a professionally-qualified genealogist?
People without relevant formal qualifications offering family history research services are usually enthusiastic researchers with many years' experience, but their knowledge and ability have not been independently assessed, so you have no way of gauging their competence to carry out research on your ancestors, which may involve the use of specialist sources, not necessarily held locally. By engaging a researcher holding an advanced qualification in genealogy you can be assured that they have been required to demonstrate a high level of practical ability and knowledge of a wide range of sources, not just those they have encountered in their own research, so are competent to carry out research on your ancestors, whatever their background.
As well as details of my services as a professional genealogist, there is also information on this website about my research into the ancestry of William Davenport, an ancestor of Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge.