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AGRA Member Dale Sullivan APG Member Dale Sullivan

UK Family History Research Services:

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-line research for individuals whose families are from England, Scotland and Wales.  Utilising, amongst others, the on-line English, Scottish and Welsh Census’ taken every 10 years from 1841 to 1911 and the General Register Office indexes of births, marriages and death certificates.

For those prospective clients not so confident with carrying out web searching and ordering documents on-line, such as from the General Register Office I can start your research off for you using post 1837 civil registration services, and census records.  Then, if required I can  recommend a researcher local to the records offices and other repositories in the area your ancestors are located.

Software Library & Tools at my disposal

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.

Family Tree Maker v2006 and also v2012

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.

Microsoft Word 2010

Production and issue of Reports.

Serif Pageplus X2 & Drawplus 6.0

I use these packages where appropriate in support of Microsoft Word in the preparation of reports and packages.

Adobe Photoshop

To view and manipulate photographs.

How I charge for my services:

I estimate and charge for my fees based upon hourly rates and expenses, currently as follows:-

(For larger projects I am often willing to consider reduced rates, and for more defined tasks I can provide a fixed price where appropriate).

I tailor my services to provide what is necessary and I agree the scope of work and deliverables with my Clients.  Some of my clients have asked what standard packages I offer and I am pleased to confirm that I do offer defined packages to Client s and these are detailed on the packages page.

Please contact me to discuss you requirements further.

Thomas Rennison

rootSleuth - Family history research - Thomas Rennison