Graham Hicks BA (Hons)

Graham Hicks

Based in the North West of England but covering the whole of the United Kingdom, Ancestral Stories offer a range of family history research services that cover the needs of family historians at home and abroad. I recognise that all research requests stem from different starting points. You may live hundreds of miles from a particular record office, or of course live overseas and never have the opportunity to do your own ‘hands on’ research in the UK. So conducting your own research may, in reality, simply not be cost effective. On the other hand you may live near to a repository, but in a busy world you do not have the time to go. Whatever your motivation is, I can help you achieve your research goal.

By consulting with me you are under absolutely no obligation whatsoever to commission my services. I will want to talk through with you what it is you want me to research for you. If after this consultation you do want to commission my services I offer a free initial 1 hour ‘desk top’ search to kick start the research. So what ever your area of interest, please contact me so we can discuss a suitable way forward.

I make regular trips to the Record Offices and Local Study Libraries of Lancashire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Wirral and North East Wales. I am happy to make visits to other locations at the request of clients. “No commission too large or too small”

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3 Mitchell Street

I would like to thank you most sincerely for your help in providing such great detail and information on the history of my father’s family. Since he died such a long time ago I never really knew very much about his family and your hard work has provided me with valuable and very interesting information. I was just a child when my grandparents died and so had no opportunity of asking them any questions regarding my ancestry. It was most illuminating to find that many of my ancestors worked in the weaving industry but that there was also a tradition of confectioners, a cab driver in the 18th century and also a brewer of ale! Going back to the 18th century has provided me with a fascinating insight into his family. You are kind, supportive, knowledgeable and very efficient and I am truly glad that you were recommended to me.

Judith Eccleshare – Lancashire England

Over the past twenty or so years, my wife and I have spent endless hours trying to find Ancestral information to begin our Master Books with historical family records.  My own personal challenge has been to locate as much information of the Davies family that originated in Liverpool England.  It has been through the recent assistance of Graham Hicks that many of our questions have been answered, and complete historical records have been remarkably located.   Graham has completely astounded me with the documents he has accumulated for me, information that I have been searching to locate for many years.  The gratitude of being able to complete the ancestral time lines is overwhelming, and I smile while I learn so much of my family, which was previously unknown to me. Graham definitely has a true and honest insight as to what it means to those of us, who need those records to truly light up the way for us.  I can never thank him enough.  Living in Canada, my first contact to locate over the web was Graham Hicks. 

Was I ever lucky!

David J. Davies – Ontario, Canada

I received your email this morning and I am so excited. It never would have occurred to me to think of an alternative such as this as to why I could not find his birth registration in the civil records. That’s why you are the expert and I am not and you know what they say, “you should always leave it to the experts” I cannot speak highly enough of the excellent service you provide for all of us who are stuck on the proverbial brick wall, especially those of us who live so far away and don’t have access to all the records. Being a researcher I guess you would have researched your family tree so you will know how I am feeling now, SO EXCITED… I am like a child on Christmas Day I can’t take the smile off my face because I have been given everything I have wished for. Thank you so much Graham.

AC – Perth Australia

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