Fowley Family Tree Research
Does your family come from South East Wales?
Want to know more about your family's history and where you come from, but don't have time for research?
Perhaps your location makes it difficult to do practical research, such as visiting archives, graveyards, etc?
Then perhaps I can help you.....
WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
I am based in South East Wales and can therefore undertake local research on your behalf in the old Victorian counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, covering the South East Valleys, Newport, Cardiff and Bridgend.
I currently offer the following research services:
I can search the available England and Wales censuses (1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911) for your ancestors on your behalf.
Certificate Searches and Orders:
I can search for and order birth, marriage and death certificates on your behalf, based either on information that you have supplied or through research for you.
Archive and Library Research
As I am based in South East Wales, I can undertake research in local libraries and also in the Glamorgan Archives and the Gwent Archives on your behalf. I can search through relevant documents for you such as parish records, newspaper reports, wills, and other historical resources (where they have survived and are held by these institutions) and provide copies and/or transcripts where appropriate.
Graveyard and Cemetery Visits
I am able to visit local cemeteries and graveyards on your behalf to search for family graves and headstones (where access is permitted).
I am not currently able to provide a comprehensive research service such as researching a whole family tree, but I can undertake smaller projects for you.
I do not normally undertake research for or about adopted persons, or for living relatives.
I am also currently unable to supply a printed family tree for you
My name is Denise Janes and I am a freelance historical researcher, with a particular interest in genealogy and family history research. I've been researching my own ancestry for some time now and I would like to offer my help to others.
I can't promise to solve every family mystery but I will certainly give it a go!
I have an MA in History from the Open University and have also undertaken postgraduate research at Cardiff University. I have undertaken several genealogy courses including the Family History Skills and Strategies (Intermediate) Certificate run by Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd and the Society of Genealogists. I am also a member of several local family history societies - please see the 'Useful Links' page.