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Welcome to Your Family Genealogist.  You have come to the right place for all your genealogy and family history needs - whether it be a full or partial family history project or something simpler such as a tailored DIY research plan, record look up, one-on-one tutorial to get you started, introduction to Ancestry or FindMyPast, or a lecture to your community group.  Don’t hesitate to call me for a free 20-minute telephone consultation. In the meantime, please check my testimonials and follow the links below for examples of how I can help as well as an indication of my fees. I know everyone's needs are different and I tailor my services to meet your specific requirements.

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Family history research

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Full or partial research projects
Record search/local look-ups
Tailored family history plans for DIY research
Freelance writing : ancestor profiles, articles, books based on your research

Personal tuition

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Need some help getting started on your own research?

Purchased an Ancestry or FindMyPast subscription but find it a little overwhelming? 

I can help you get started.

Other services

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Oral Histories

Speaking engagements

Organising and documenting your family information



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I work mainly in Australian, English and Irish genealogy. My specialist areas of knowledge include convicts, military, goldfields and land records.

Please keep in mind that what you are buying isn’t a straightforward product. Sometimes for a variety of reasons (record loss, privacy laws, and other restrictions), the answers are legitimately not available despite a genealogist's best efforts. I cannot guarantee I will locate  specific information, but you have my pledge that I will use paid time efficiently and effectively while searching for information in the best way possible.  I use The Genealogical Proof Standard so you can be sure the research is well documented and authenticated.  As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists I am bound to operate within their Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

Payment policy

Payment via Paypal is preferred or I can send you an invoice listing bank account details for direct funds transfer.

Payment in advance is required for any work equating to five hours or less.

For larger bodies of work a 20% deposit is required before work can commence with the balance payable before receiving your research results. 

Please note that Your Family Genealogist reserves the right to withhold documents and research results until full payment has been received.

Cancellation policy

If I have commenced your Research Project then you are liable for the full agreed amount of the total project costs as per our Letter of Agreement.  If you decide to cancel the Project you will be required to pay any outstanding balance.  If this circumstance arises you will of course receive all research material completed thus far including any certificates already purchased on your behalf.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ensures that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading, and consumer protection laws - in particular the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Information about your rights to a refund is available from their website at

Your Family Genealogist reserves the right to amend this cancellation policy at any time.

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