A fantastic personal service at a competitive price.
Are you curious about your family history?
Do you have partial stories but no proof?
If you want some help, either to get started or to help bring the stories of your ancestors to life then I would love to help you.
Hello and welcome to my website.
I'm Andy Thorpe and I started in genealogy over 30 years ago and well before the advent of the online resources. I learn't the skills of genealogy and the attention to detail that is so important to creating an accurate family history.
Based on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, I have the experience to unlock your past by tracing back through historical records to piece together your family tree. Although I am situation in the East Midlands, I can research your past regardless of where you live in England.
I have access to a vast array of online archives but can also utilise local and national physical records and will build on your own records and memories to create your family history.
The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
Society of Genealogists
I start by booking an appointment with you to gather as much information as you know about your family. If you’re local, fantastic, I can meet over a drink. If not, that’s not an issue, I am happy to arrange a call or video call at a time that suits you.
I have access to hundreds of thousands of historical records, and I will comb them to find all sorts of fascinating details about your ancestors.
When the commission is completed, I will present you with a book that covers the history of your family. This will include a detailed copy of your family tree, a timeline and copies of all records, documents and, most fascinating of all, photos. As well as the family tree and pictures, I will also produce detailed reports on each of your ancestors, covering key information such as their date of birth, wedding day/s and date of death.