I offer assistance with family history research, both the actual investigations, and/or drawing of custom charts; based on over 20 years of experience of investigating my own family and assisting other people. There are two common research goals:
1. To identify related people of one surname. Trace a family back to a distant ancestor, then add details of descendants, generally restricted to those of the same surname, else the number of people is liable to become too large.
2. To identify direct-line ancestors of a person. This task is usually more time-consuming than tracing descendants since generations are more likely to be resident in different locations, and each family has their own naming patterns, which often need to be studied in order to establish the correct lineage.
It is usually relatively straightforward to trace back to the mid/late 1700s, at least in England and Wales; Scottish records are more variable in extent and date, while records from Ireland are much more limited.
Relationships are depicted in charts (supplied in PDF format), enabling complete customisation of layout, style and content, free of the restrictions when using commercial software or genealogy websites.