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For many, researching their Ancestors can be a rewarding and enjoyable hobby, but for others this task can be an onerous, time consuming and very difficult task. If you have a burning desire to find out about your Ancestry but have  a busy work/life schedule or you are not comfortable in front of a computer, why not let Janet’s Ancestry Research do all the hard work for you, with your family history presented to you in one neat and attractive presentation portfolio.

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Janet C. Karn BA ( Hons.)Dip. Lib.,Dip Hist.(Oxon)MA, MSc, MCLIP, SOG, QG

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Tracing your family tree has become one of the most  popular hobbies in recent times. Tracing your ancestry allows a person to gain a greater understanding of the world we live in today and the attitudes and values instilled in us by our parents, grandparents and more distant relatives. This can reveal unexpected connections to people, places, occupations and historical events.

Such information can make a marvellous present for Christmas, a special birthday or wedding anniversary or as a special gift at any other time of the year.  I can provide you with a bespoke, personalised service for that extra special person in your life.

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Parish Registers are an invaluable source of information for the Genealogist; these can be rather difficult for the layperson to read and understand. A Parish Register contains information of christenings, marriages and burials pre 1837 which allows genealogists to delve further back than Civil Registration allows and can give insights into a family’s early history. Other useful documents are Wills, Rentals, and Deeds there are, of course many other documents which may need transcribing.



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I have worked as a Professional librarian for over 20 years and  have obtained extra qualifications in Local and Family History. I can help research your family tree and provide you with a detailed file of research and a printed family tree and also transcribe documents from your personal archives if required.   I can deliver talks on how to trace your family tree and run Workshops and, if required, deliver training to library staff on how to assist members of the public with Ancestry and Findmypast websites.  I can also produce house histories.

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Your Presentation Pack Example

When I engage you as a client I will produce a portfolio which includes

  • Your Family Tree
  • A facsimile  of supporting documentation relevant to your family tree ( eg. census and/or certificates )
  • A CD with all the above and a GEDCOM file of the tree


What Our Customers Say

Janet did genealogical research in the spring of 2019 to help us prepare for our family’s trip to Wales. Meticulous, and focused on our specific interests., she organized the results in a user-friendly way, making it easy to keep track of places we visited that were significant to our ancestors’ lives. Janet also consulted other experts, and made suggestions of places to visit to more deeply understand the work these ancestors did. She cleared up misunderstandings we had regarding primary source material data and gave us valuable additional historical background.
We were pleased to meet Janet and her colleague who served as guides to some of the places we wanted to visit. They not only helped us understand better our Welsh ancestors, but showed us the warm hospitality of people living in south Wales today.

Sally family history researcher USA

“We really appreciate all your help and we are thrilled with the results.  I think, having a researcher with local knowledge is a bonus and we would use you again should the situation arise.” Hazel a family historian who needed assistance with Funeral and Inquest reports in local newspapers.