Prince or Pauper

What is your unique story?

Have you ever wondered about the grandfather who went on the Yukon Gold Rush or the ancestor who lied about his age and served in WW1?

Who are the stern people in your great grandmother's wedding photo?

We have access to over ten billion records to help me with your search.

Did someone come over from Scotland in 1910?  How did they earn a living and what happened to the family they left behind?

Have you lost touch with a branch of your family and want to share that old diary or album?

Contact us for a free, friendly and confidential discussion.  We have several packages so you can decide how much research you would like.

Presents from the Past

Wrap up a piece of history for a very personal gift that will last a lifetime.

Choose from a vintage postcard artwork evoking memories of a special time and place, a surname history print, a family coat of arms on parchment, or a bone china mug.

Stylish and made to a very high standard, all of our gifts make idea land unusual gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or seasonal celebrations.

We offer a bespoke service to ensure a really personal gift.

Contact us and tell us exactly what you are looking for in your present from the past

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