I am based on the outskirts of the city of Matlock in the UK, within 45 minutes of
the following excellent physical resources:-
There is a wealth of documentation held at these repositories and others in and around the area, providing sources such as church records, electoral registers, trade directories, newspapers, cemetery indexes, court records and much more.
As well as locally based research, I also undertake on-
For those prospective clients not so confident with carrying out web searching and
ordering documents on-
I use the following software tools in carrying out research and preparing reports and creating reports and charts. All software is fully licensed:
I use Rootsmagic as this package provides similar facilities as Family Tree Maker, but in addition it allows me to provide clients with CDs of the research and it provides executable software allowing the CD to be run on your PC! In effect, I give you a 'read only' version of the Rootsmagic software with your research data. I will of course give you the GEDCOM data file if you request it.
For entering and recording family tree members, their stories, photographs and also any data that you provide me with. I can also import and export from this package and create GEDCOM files, the international electronic transfer standard between genealogy software packages.
Production and issue of Reports.
I use these packages where appropriate in support of Microsoft Word in the preparation of reports and packages.
To view and manipulate photographs.