Welcome to Tree Monkey

Genealogy research, family history & people search services.

About Us


We love stories, especially about people. Your family history is a story and we’d love to help you write it. 

Our team have years of experience in genealogy research, project management and journalism enabling us to present your story in a form that you and your family can get the most out of.

We’ll chat things over with you either face to face,  by email or on the phone whichever works best for you. This will allow us to build up a picture of what you would like to see as an outcome.

We can tailor the way we present the information to you in a number of ways. Some customers prefer a booklet, while others prefer large charts, so they can see everything at once.  If you're after something as a gift our high quality perspex presentation plinths are a delight to recieve. Take a look at the Services section for more information

What we need from you

  Before we set off to discover your family's history, it's important for us to know exactly what it is you want to find out:  

  • Do you want to see how far back we can trace one line in your family?
  • Do you want to see a bigger picture, with all your known ancestors? Remember that you have two parents, four grandparents, eight great grandparents, 16 great-great-Grandparents……. thats a lot of ancestors, and each of them have their own stories to tell.
  • Do you want to concentrate on a small area of your family? Perhaps you want to concentrate on great uncle Bert who you think was a War hero but you have no more information about?
  • Are you doing this for yourself or as maybe a birthday, wedding  or retirement present? If you have a deadline for when you need it by, tell us and we'll make sure everything is finished in time.
  • Have you considered that we may uncover something best left hidden?  It could be that you dont want to know about  a relative having a criminal record or that an ancestor was iligitimate. Thats not a problem - if you can let us know beforehand then we can ignore certain areas.

How much is this going to cost?

  Ugh! We hate talking about this but we  want to be up front with you about costs. We can't give you an exact figure on how much it will cost in total to go back to say the 18th century because we don’t know how much information is on record for your family.  

 We'll have a short discussion with you, perhaps about 30 minutes or so to find out :

  • What you already know as fact.
  • What rumours  pr family stories you have heard
  • How you would like the information presented to you

Setup - We'll add all the information into our website and do 2 hours preliminary research and report back to you with what we have found  giving you a basic printed tree and a written an explanation of what we have found, The cost for setup will be £85.00. 

Ongoing research - Once this information has been collated we'll have a better idea  of what we can achieve.

As a very rough guideline we charge £18.50 per hour to carry out the research. Most people will ask us to do 6 hrs and see how much further we get. It would be entirely up to you how far we go.   We can then suggest a suitable format so you have a copy to keep.  We'll  give you regular updates on what we have found. 

"Thanks.... Dad was over the moon"

 Mr PD - Clapham

"I can really recommend this very professional, yet personal service" 

Cath R - Stroud

Contact Us

Drop us a line with your contact details along with your prefered method of contact and we'll make contact at a time suitable to you!

Tree Monkey