Testimonials

Terry – Sutton , Surrey –  Full Family History Report – 2014 – softback

When I commissioned Sam to research my family history as a present for my mother, I was not expecting to find out so much fascinating information.

Sam unearthed five generations of my family across the maternal and paternal sides of my Mum’s family tree.

It was amazing to see our ancestor’s names in old documents and transcripts, and the wealth of maps and images included that linked to those names, such as properties and churches, really made me think.

The presentation was great, and the reports were fairly easy to follow, even for novices! My Mum loved it – especially when she realised that all the certificates included were hers to keep!

Brenda – Burgess Hill, Sussex – Scans and Edits of 3mm slides – 2015

When I came across a set of 3mm slides from pictures taken in the 1960s and 1970s, I engaged Sam to scan them on to a disk.

Afterwards, when I looked through them I was full of nostalgia, and I loved reliving the moments that could so easily have been lost.

The family found it amusing seeing me and my husband that young too!

Kelly – Carshalton, Surrey – Surname History Competition – 2017

“Who’d of thought I could be descended from someone as remarkable as the ‘Fair Headed Hound’! Seeing the history of my surname brought to life through Sam’s research was amazing.”

Joe – Atherstone, Warwickshire – Surname History Competition – 2017

It was fascinating to read the history of my name. Even though ‘Spencer’ is fairly common as a surname, Sam dug up some genuinely interesting facts, which made me wonder if I’m truly descended from those notorious Spencers of the past!

Hayley – Dartford, Kent – Bronze family tree package – Apr 2018

Sam kindly carried out research for me on my mum’s side of the family which I knew nothing about. I was simply stunned when she managed to go back 10 generations, back to 1740!

I am over the moon with the results and can’t wait to do further research on my ancestors.

All beautifully presented on a large printed family tree too! I highly recommend Sam if you are looking to research your family history and don’t know where to start

Dorothy – Lenham, Kent – Bespoke Research Project – Aug 2018

If anyone is interested in finding out anything about their family history, I cannot recommended Samantha enough. In just two hours she had not only solved the mystery of a family member who had disappeared, but had produced a beautifully presented brochure about other details of our family history which had eluded us.

Tom – Lenham, Kent – Bespoke Research Project – Sep 2018

I commissioned Sam to help me with my Family History research, as I had hit a few brick walls with my own research.

She was able to unearth valuable additional information and piece together some missing links, which has been extremely helpful and provided a few surprises.

All Sam’s research was presented in a professional folder, including copy certificates and mini family tree for the addition information uncovered.

Would have no hesitation in recommending Sam for your genealogy research.

Jean – Lenham, Kent – Platinum Project – Oct 2018

I had been researching my family history for some time and realised that I had no idea how to collate the information and include documents and photographs etc.

I contacted Present2Past Genealogy for help and was delighted with the result.

Samantha is very professional in every way and was able to scan documents and other items which I produced and together with other information this was assembled into a book.

I met with Samantha a number of times and our meetings were helpful and productive.

I am delighted with the final result and can wholeheartedly recommend Present2Past Genealogy.

Dean – Horsham, West Sussex – Bespoke Research – May 2019

The most efficient, friendly, personable and professional service from Sam. She made the whole process fascinating and had a genuine interest and passion to help that was really clear. I cannot recommend this service enough. 10/10

Ruth – Maidstone, Kent – Surname History Print – May 2019

Samantha prepared a surname history and distribution map for us; the result was not only very informative, but also beautifully presented in a colour of our choice, so we can display in our home for everyone to read! Samantha was lovely to deal with and extremely knowledgeable and efficient. I’d recommend present2past to anyone needing genealogy services or just looking for an interesting and unique gift.