Ayrshire Genealogy


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Alexandros Papageorgiou
Thank you very much for the detailed report, I must say that it contains a level of academic ethos that far exceeds all other genealogical reports that I have received in the past.
Diana Coleiro
Alison was a joy to work with. I am very pleased with what she could find for me. I know it was a difficult search and I asked her to keep within a time frame which she gladly honoured. She found above and beyond what I had hoped for including copies of documents, ship manifests, military information, birth and wedding certificates. I would recommend her highly as a very professional, honest and competent researcher. Thank you Alison for answering questions to which I have been searching for a very long time.
Bernard McMahon
Alison Farrer is a fantastic genealogist. I highly recommend hiring her. She pieced together clues better than any detective and solved our family mysteries with extreme skill and professionalism. For example, she identified mistakes in the census and then successfully concluded that Agnes Kelly was really Agnes Sherry and our Harris family line was once know as Harrison. Ali did not simply use online tools (which she knows well) but used old fashioned microfilm reels and will actually get in her car and travel to key research centers to do some deep digging. Ali's local knowledge is impressive and contributes to ability to produce successful results. Her people skills are wonderful and she is a pleasure to work... and she was very patient with me and all the false leads I kept sending her. Brilliant work Ali, many thanks!
Bruce Harvey
I've known Ali for years socially and decided to get my Father's side researched by Ali, excellent job, translated all the "Ye Olde" handwriting from the old records as there was no way I'd have been able to work out what they said (a bit like my own handwriting!) Created an easy to follow genealogy chart going back to the early 1700's and even gave me a contact in Ireland if I wished to go further "down the line" as one branch came over from there, job well done and well worth the money!
Michael O'Donnell
I found Alison online, read her reviews on Ayrshire Genealogy and ask her to look at my mother's tree. She was a absolute delight to correspond with and done a great investigation at a great price. Couldn't be happier! I would highly recommend Alison for any Scottish genealogy that you might have. Thanks again Alison.
Murray Haddow
Alison is a warm and friendly person, so easy to work with. She transformed my rough family notes collected over many years and transformed them into a professional clearly set out Descendant Chart, adding additional information she had researched and recorded. I was delighted with the result and would highly recommend Alison to anyone wanting to find out more about their family history.
Gordon Shank
After working with Alison online I arranged to have her assist me while visiting Saltcoats, Stevenston, Ardrossan and Ayr for the first time. She was phenomenal. The highlight of our trip to Scotland was Alison's perseverance at locating and then clearing a pathway through some rough underbrush to reveal the tombstone of my ggg grandparents in the Stevenston High Kirk Cemetery. An amazing discovery.
Alison is warm, funny, conscientious, thorough, easy-to-get-along-with and incredibly professional. Do your self a favor. If visiting the area not only hire her as a local genealogist but as a tour guide as well. She's the best.
Alison was terrific. I had tried for the last two years to get information on my Father's Family in Scotland - and kept hitting dead ends. But Alison was able to go further back then I ever could have. It's wonderful to be able to pass on this information on my children, their children and the many generations to come. Thanks a million Alison. You're the best!!!!
Nan Johnstone
Dear Alison

I really have to let you know of the pleasure your work has given me and my family. My cousin is delighted that you got so far. Alison, all the pleasure keeps spreading out and it's not finished yet. I am sure your other clients would say the same. Alison, you are a lovely caring lady and it adds to our lives to have met you and the good work you are doing.
Kindest regards Nan
Carol Donelan
Alison is an outstanding genealogical researcher; if the evidence is there, she will find it. Trustworthy, professional, friendly service. Highly recommended.
Morag Welsh
Many thanks to Alison for helping me to find the burial place of my 3x great grandfather's burial in St Pancras cemetery, Middlesex in 1867. Alison was at the Deceased Online stand at WDYTYA at the SECC last month. Alison was so patient and searched 19 possibles before accessing my ancestor's burial place and date. I have been looking for years to find this information and am very grateful for her help.
Renal Support Group, Crosshouse Hospital
Alison, Thank you so much for coming along to our meeting and sharing your knowledge of this interesting topic. Many thanks.
Gordon Shank
I found Alison online. Staying within the guidelines and budget I provided she did an excellent job researching my gg grandfather and his family. I would highly recommend Alison to anyone looking for help. It has been my experience in situations like this that the scope of work can begin to creep. That was not the case with Alison. She kept me advised. Worked efficiently. Made suggestions or recommendations for me to pursue and found and shared some interesting information. On every aspect of the assignment she exceeded my recommendations!
Claire Ammon
I contacted Alison Farrer to find Scottish heirs to a US estate and worked with her over several months to help flesh out a large family tree. She used birth, marriage, death and census records and when additional information was needed was more than willing to contact and visit local relatives. Her diligence was apparent in the in-depth reports and charts she provided, which were clear and easy to follow. She was very responsive to my emails and patient in answering my questions. She has been a real pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to others needing assistance in Scotland.
Mhairi Nardini
Alison was my resource to create my husband's family tree as a birthday gift and from the start Alison displayed great reassurance in her knowledge and the different services that she could offer. She took time to explain to me the range of data that I could receive and a clear outline of time and costs.

Alison kept in touch with me through the process to provide updates and I was so pleased with the end result. We were given all of the information collected and it has allowed us to explore some more on new areas of our family history that were not known to us. She instills a passion for her work and our final get together was great to "chew the fat" as we say in Scotland and for her to provide us with any final words of help for further investigation into our family tree.

Many thanks Alison - it's been great to get the complete picture and you are a pleasure to do business with.
Stuart Holms
Delighted with information obtained with clear guidelines and hints on how to take on some further research on my own.......................if the mood takes me!

Very happy with the clearly presented final file, showing sources of information with photocopies of relevant supporting documents.

Overall the main issues and questions relating to my family which I had raised were addressed quickly, efficiently and economically in a very pleasant manner.

I therefore have no reservations in recommending Alison, if you are looking into your family history.
A Hall
Alison Farrer was very ready to assist and knowledgeable, professional and thorough. I'm so glad I found her.
Ruth McCrea
Trip was so memorable. Gillian and I are so glad we decided to go. Well, worth it for memory of a lifetime.

Your work to put it together, and contribution and conduct while hosting were just amazing. Truly first class in quality and so patient and friendly in tone.

Niece of John McCrea
John McCrea
Alison - I write to comment on your recent genealogical services to me and my family. When I began planning for another trip to Scotland, I knew that I needed help to go beyond what I had accomplished - and more professional, in order to assist with my current family plans.

I referred on-line to the Association of Professional Genealogists, to be assured of the credentials that I wanted in a Genealogist, and then chose by the area of my interest. When I had your name and contact information, I could not have guessed what a treasure I was about to have - in a person so well trained and experienced in Ayrshire genealogy and family history.

From our first contact, you and I have now worked together for more than six months, and in every goal I have had, you have provided just exactly what was needed. Sometimes that was done by confirming what WAS NOT available, which was also important.

In addition to our many e-mails in both directions, your monthly reports have always been well written and informative - reporting your research efforts along with the findings from each. With your help I have been able to "fill in the blanks" in many aspects of my own previous efforts.

As I have given you first one goal and then another, you have been great in adapting to the changes - including your helpful suggestions for my latest family history project.

And you helped in so many other ways, as my family members had our weekend together, searching for our McCrae family heritage.

Thank you much - and I shall be pleased to recommend your services to any who are searching for their family roots.

With much appreciation,

John T. McCrea, Winter Park, Florida
S Murray
Your expertise on Genealogy Research is second to none.
Anyone out there thinking of doing a Family History search should contact Alison, for her help and advice was superb.
Thank you so much for guiding me to follow the right direction.
June Taylor
Thanks to you my forebears have become real people for me rather than just a dry, dusty and unrelated assortment of names and dates......... much appreciated
Also, re that magnificent wedding photograph, isn’t it intriguing to think that the wheel will go full circle and that in years to come our relatives will be poring over photos of us in all our “finery” and imagining what fascinating lives we might have led!
Judith Corcoran
Alison, thanks so much for all the details you managed to find out and validate when researching my Dad's history. I'm looking forward to what is discovered on my Mum's side.

Many thanks

James Grant
Alison, Thanks for your advice on how to go forward with my family search - much appreciated.
Hi Alison

I'd like to thank you for your excellent and prompt service. Not only were you professional but your quality of research was of a high standard. I'd recommend you to anyone. Thanks again Sarah
Sian Kater
Hi Alison

Thanks so much for putting so much effort into my family history.
Suzie Ferguson
You are wonderful, and we are quite happy with the results!

Best wishes,
Dr David Tomalin
Alison, I really must thank you for your thoroughness, tact and discretion you have used in help me to reach a position where I might freely choose to proceed with this opportunity of finding unknown family. To some it might seem like sticking your neck out; but to me it is a hallmark of true professionalism in dealing with the less predicable parameters of a highly variable job. I am immensely grateful to you. My heartfelt thanks to you and I wish you well in your chosen career.

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