What can we do for you?
For a start, we can create a family tree for you based on the information you already have, supplemented with the research we can find from genealogy records, archives and newspapers. We can verify that the information you have is correct and can be backed up by evidence in historical records, or DNA.
Once you have a family tree, we can create charts and reports to help you easily understand the relationships and connections between different family lines, and specific reports to help you identify gaps and continue with your own research. We can also help you organise the family tree records and documents you have collected into a digital archive, which will ensure you can easily find information in future.
This is an ancestor pedigree chart coloured by the four grandparents’ family groups. We can also use separate colours for each of your 8 great-grandparents, and then link this up to your DNA matches, so you can identify which part of your family new cousins found by DNA are related to.
We can also customise your ancestor pedigree chart to include features such as photographs, flags for country of birth, convict history etc.
Fan Charts are also a good way to display your family tree. Colours can be used to group ancestors based on grandparents or great grandparents. Equally, you could decide to use a different colour to represent country of birth, or other features. The fan chart is also very good a identifying where you have gaps in your family tree. The chart below is a 6 generation ancestor fan chart, however we can expand this to 7 or 8 generations if your research goes back that far.
Another type of fan chart is the descendent fan chart, which starts with a particular ancestor and then radiates out all their direct descendents along family lines
Family Group Charts
The Family Group Sheet is one of the most basic and important tools you will need in your research. At a minimum it records the names of two parents and their children, but in order to facilitate future research and validate our discoveries, we also record parents names, birth, marriage and death (BMD) information as well as details of baptisms, occupations, children’s spouses and more.
An Individual Timeline
An individual timeline is great if you want your research to be more than just a collection of names and dates. A genealogy timeline is a visual aid that shows an ancestor’s birth and death, as well as any other major events such as marriage, the birth of children and emigration. Local and world events can also feature on the timeline. You can use this timeline to view your ancestors life as a simple chronological list or as a tool be used as a working document during future research. The major benefit of the timeline is that in creating it, you may well spot opportunities for further research. The timeline adds another dimension to your family’s story; family tree charts tend to be a vertical line whilst the timeline broadens out the tree horizontally. Your tree will give the basics of each ancestor’s life, his or her timeline will add the detail.
Create a GEDCOM File
A GEDCOM file is the most widely recognized file type for creating, managing and exporting a family tree. Almost all genealogy programs will recognize this file format, which allows you to easily move your tree to the genealogical site of your choosing.
You can also use this GEDCOM file to import your family tree into DNA testing sites to identify unknown relatives.
Online or offline Trees
We’ll take the information you have about your family and create an online family tree in Ancestry or other cloud based services that you prefer (eg. MyHeritage, FamilySearch, FindmyPast etc.). You can choose whether to make the tree public or private. There are pros and cons to making a tree public or private – we will discuss these with you at the start.
People marked as “living” in family trees are not visible in searches at any privacy level. Living people are visible only to the tree owner and to anyone the tree owner invites to the tree and authorizes to see living people. If no death information is provided, people under 100 years old are considered to be living.
Alternatively, we can load the information into an personal offline family tree package (eg. Family Tree Maker)
Organise your genealogical research into a digital archive
We’ll create a document archive that you can copy to your laptop or cloud drive where you can store files, photographs, stories or any other digital information about each person on your tree.
This will make future research much simpler and you can archive new information about each person on your tree as you receive it.
We can import all the first names or surnames in your tree to a word cloud. The more common names are bigger and more prominent. We can do this for boys names vs. girls names, or mothers family vs fathers family etc
Available Packages & Pricing
AUD250 – approx: USD195 / GBP140 / ZAR2900 / EUR160
Cost per person researched
AUD50 – approx: USD39 / GBP28 / ZAR580 / EUR32
AUD150 – approx: USD116 / GBP84 / ZAR1750 / EUR97
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Ordering of certificates (where requested) will be at applicable rates from source (no markup)