I have been researching my own family history for over twenty years, ever since my Grandmother inherited a mourning ring with an inscription on it. During 2021 and 2022 I studied for The Family History Skills and Strategies Intermediate Certificate with Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Limited, passing with Distinction. I am also studying with Strathclyde University for a Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogy, Palaeography and Heraldry. Now as well as being the Events and Education Manager at the Society of Genealogists I enjoy researching the history of families and homes. I am an AGRA Associate and a student member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists.

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I wanted to research my family history – I was unsure how to go about it, researching it myself online was an option, but it soon became clear that to do a effective job a great deal of background knowledge about where to find the various bits of essential information would be needed. Essentially I would need to become an “expert researcher” which would be time consuming and uncertain. I needed an expert who could sort it for me.
A friend mentioned Ruth Willmore was such a researcher and gave me her contact details and I got in touch. She visited me and we discussed what aspects of my family history I wanted to know about and I gave her as much information as I had. In a few weeks she had the first results, they were excellent with much information I hadn't expected. In a few further weeks I had final documentation with full family tree, census listings and copies of newspaper stories featuring the family etc.
Her charges were quite reasonable so a few months later I employed her again to do some other family research and again all was well.
I would unhesitatingly recommend using Ruth for this research, she did a very good job that I could never have done myself and at a perfectly reasonable price. - Janet, Porthmadog

Rhos Helyg Family History offers the following:

Genealogy and Family History research, finding your family tree
and stories

Histories of houses, who lived there, when and why was it built

An ongoing one place study of Pentrefelin, beginning with
gravestone transcriptions for Tabor Chapel and St Cynhaearn's Church

Due to the variable nature of this work prices are on application but will always be agreed before any work starts. For more information or a quotation please email and provide as much detail of the work required as possible.

Rhos Helyg is pronounced "ross hellig" and is the name of our house. It means "willow moor" in Welsh.

This web site was last updated on 28 November 2022.