Historical Gems - uncovering the historical gems in your family history


Historical Gems services are available to help you research your family tree & family history wherever your family originates from in the United Kingdom. Some of our services will be of particular value to those whose family originate  from the North Wales counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire, The Wrexham County Borough, and the former county of Clwyd.  Furthermore, the English Counties of Cheshire & Shropshire.

Payment Methods accepted by Historical Gems.

Debit/Credit Card Payment: 

Payments by debit and credit cards will be processed via Paypal.  Paypal offers a secure means of processing your debit or credit card payments.  You do not have to hold be a paypal account holder to make a payment via Paypal.  Customers requesting to pay by credit or debit card will receive a payment request from Historical Gems via paypal at the appropriate time.

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We can only accept cheques in UK sterling. Cheques should be made payable to "Historical Gems". Payments should be sent to Historical Gems, 25 Claypit Lane, Gresford, Wrexham, LL12 8PB, United Kingdom.


Historical Gems Payment Terms.

Historical Gems Pedigree & Family Tree Packages.

Customers requiring Historical Gems Pedigree & Family Tree Packages are required to pay the full fee for the package prior to the research being commenced.

All other Historical Gems Services.

A deposit of 25% of the estimated costs of the research plus the full cost of any disbursements (for example, birth, marriage, death certificates / costs involved in copying local history materials) will be required prior to the research being commenced.

A final invoice will be forwarded with the completed research.  The invoice payment is due within 21 days of the invoice being dispatched to you. 


Historical Gems Service Fees.

Family Tree Packages

Historical Gems Paternal or Maternal Pedigree Package: £175

Historical Gems Full Family Pedigree Package: £295

Historical Gems Premium Paternal or Maternal Family Tree Package: £430

Historical Gems Premium Full Family Tree Package: £610

Please see our Family Tree Page for full details of what is included in each of the Historical Gems Family Tree Packages.


Fees for all other Historical Gems Services:

Historical Gems Research fee : £15 per hour for the first hour of research, thereafter £7.50 for each half hour, or part thereof.

Travel to any locations other than history archives: 25p per mile.

Postage of research reports / documents by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery: No charge.

Postage of research reports / documents by Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery: As per the current rate charged by the Royal Mail.

Copies of Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates for events occurring in England or Wales: £9.25 per certificate.

Copies of Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates for event occurring in Scotland or Northern Ireland: From £16.00

Copies of Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates from elsewhere in the World: As per the rates charged by the authority responsible for issuing such certificates.

Printed copies of documents contained on computer databases: 30p per A4 sheet.

Photocopies or photographs of documents held by local history archives: As per the current rate charge by that particular archive.

Copies of photographs forwarded digitally by email : Free of charge.

Copies of photographs forwarded on a Compact Disc: £1.00 per set of photographs.

Prints of photographs: 25p per photograph.


Historical Gems - uncovering the historical gems in your family history