"Hester was very enthusiastic
and listened very carefully to the various anecdotes and family myths while
researching both sides of the family. She
was very diligent in trying to resolve conflicting stories, and willing to
follow a variety of leads. She researched a wide variety of sources, including
passenger lists, naturalisation certificates and company information. She was very organised and thorough in her
work, and kept me updated throughout. The results of her research are
fantastic, and she has presented them really well, including providing copies
of original documents that make fascinating reading. My parents and relatives
were very pleased with this research."
Mark Fidler, Sevenoaks
"I was immediately
impressed by your enthusiasm when I asked you to help me find out the origin of
my foreign name. Within barely of week of my sending you my grandfather's
birth certificate you had produced a family tree on my father's side going back
to my ancestor who settled in England from Germany in the 18th Century.
Your curiosity about the past and genuine interest in the way that records
shine a light on the lives of our forebears are infectious, so we also
discovered that one of my ancestors met an unfortunate end. Well done for
revealing those fascinating pieces of family history for me!"
John Weidner, London
"Starting with little information she
created a family tree of over 700 records, going back as far as the
late 1400s. The final
presentation in both electronic and paper formats was excellent and included a
"history of the family" which highlighted facts about some of the
more interesting relations.
I am happy to recommend Hester
to anyone considering having their family tree researched."
Malcolm Lloyd, London
Coley has done some excellent work tracing my ancestry on both my mother's and
father's side of the family. She has
been able to trace back 9 generations in some cases. She works diligently and quickly. She has used software to clearly tabulate my
family tree which she has given me in both soft and hard copy. I would recommend Hester to anyone wanting a
good and thorough service."
Martin Smith, London