St Ishmael's parish registerSt Ishmael's parish register

Genealogical research

At the Time Machine our aim is to breathe life into your ancestry and give the best professional personal service available. We have a wealth of experience in family history research and cover many different aspects of genealogical research. All Avenues are covered from Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates, Parish Registers, 19th century Trade Directories, Tithe maps; we have experience with them all. Our research is always meticulous, thorough and well presented. The Time Machine deals with up-to-date on-line resources and can provide with a bespoke family tree draw to your own specifications.

Local and Family History Tours and Research

We differ from many other genealogical researchers in that we deal with local history as well as genealogy. Local history helps get the meat on the bones of your ancestors (excuse the pun), the context of their lives, the places they grew up in. These are all vital factors in understanding your family background. We provide local and family history tours “tailor made” to suit your own individual family (or group’s) interests; taking in churches, chapels, homes, schools and exploring the wider historical and cultural landscape of your Welsh ancestors.

Personal Tuition

We are also able to offer individually tailored, personal tuition on tracing your ancestors. Please contact me for more details of this service.

Greg with Paul DanielsGreg filming with the magician Paul Daniels

Broadcasting Consultant

I am available for radio or television interviews on all aspects of local history research and genealogy. We have experience of providing research to magazines, newspapers, radio and television. I have appeared on television series' as a researcher and have often broadcast tips and advice on researching family trees and history in general. I have many contacts within my field of research and can call on the expertise of architectural historians as required.

Victorian and Edwardian photograph dating service

Many people have black and white family photographs from the Victorian and Edwardian period. It can be very frustrating not knowing when these photographs were taken or who are the people in them. The Time Machine will provide you with an indication (usually within 5 years) of the year the photograph was taken, thus potentially unravelling the identity of the mystery person/people..