October 27, 2020

Archives for 2010

Graham Smith, London

“Thanks for a brilliant job. If you ever need a few words of praise with regard to your resourceful family tree skills just let me know, as we all feel the service you have provided has gone far beyond what we were expecting. Happy xmas and all the rest.” Graham Smith, London.

If You Think Your Family History Is Complicated …

… spare a thought for these children in a story from The Daily Telegraph. According to The Telegraph; Prince Jonathan Doria Pamphilj was adopted in the 1960’s as an orphan by Frank Pogson and his Italian wife Princess Orietta Doria Pamphilj. He lives with his Brazilian boyfriend and has two children who were born to […]

York City Archives And York Reference Library Merge

Earlier this year York reference library temporarily closed to allow the upgrading of the general library on the floor below to what is known now as The Explore York Learning Centre. Now, the pros and cons of this change to the library were not uppermost in my mind, it was the worry that the excellent […]

New Searchable UK Marriage Index

Those marvelous people at findmypast.co.uk have just announced the launch of what they are calling “MarriageMatch“. This is effectively a means to search the entire UK Marriage Records Index from the beginning of Civil Registration in 1837 right up until 2005. You can search by entering one or both partners’ names; entering a range of […]

Web Site Update

Well, that didn’t take as long as I expected! All my old web site is now incorporated in this new wordpress based site. I’m still working on a few things behind the scenes but I think everything that was on the old web site is now also on the new one. Got a bit of […]

Lisa Mitchell, Wakefield

“As a beginner I was struggling to get started. It was difficult to know what to do next or where to go for the information. Paul’s tips and assistance have helped me along the way and I have now successfully traced and confirmed 3 generations and I’ve only been researching a month! I would not […]

L. Davies-Smith, London

“Courteous, honest, efficient, enthusiastic, helpful, thorough, accurate are some of the words that I would use describe Paul’s approach and the qualities with which he carries out his work. He diligently researched my family history, ensuring all information was backed up by solid evidence. At times when it appeared we had hit a dead end, […]

Mrs J Wallace, Salisbury, UK

“Finally, a family mystery solved after 111 years!! At last, I know what happened to my grand mother during the ‘missing years’. Thanks again for putting the last piece in our jigsaw!” Mrs J Wallace, Salisbury, UK

R. Shillito

“Many thanks for the efficient and constructive way in which you helped remove the log jam in a family history problem and put me back on the right path.” R. Shillito

R. Butler, York

“I have been delighted with the speed, care and detail of Paul’s work. Working with very little information, he found a whole family I never knew I had, with far greater details than I had thought possible. This was all carried out with the greatest tact, discretion and consideration, and I am very grateful.” R. […]