Origins Ancestry

Origins Ancestry Genealogy Research

Client Testimonials


"Amateur genealogy is fun but enlisting a professional is amazing. Toni's work for us explained,

which no one else's efforts could, why my Cheltenham forebears owned items suggesting a Jacobite past.

It was astonishing how far back she managed to get".

Alan, London, 2015




Captain Jack Sparrow, Madame Tussauds


Image: Steve Berry from Hertfordshire, UK (Johnny Depp)
[CC BY 2.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)],
 Wikimedia Commons

    Ellis Island Immigrants, New York, c1900


Image: Brown Brothers, Department of the Treasury, Records of the Public Health Service [Public domain], Wikimedia Commons

Jacobite Snuff Box, 1746

         Image: Lyon & Turnbull


"Toni has carried out two major projects for me. The first was a professional commission into the

mysterious Founder of Battersea Dogs Home, Mary Tealby. Her work formed an important part

of the book I wrote to mark the famous institution's 150th Anniversary, A Home Of Their Own.


The second was a more conventional piece of research, into my family tree in west Wales.

She approached both in exactly the same way; with a blend of passion and professionalism, patience

and tenacity, delivering fascinating and surprising results. Who knew that the original site of the

Dogs Home is now an inner-city farm in Holloway or that I am probably a descendant of the original

Pirate of the Caribbean? She is forensic in her approach, yet hugely creative too; exactly what you

need in a high quality genealogist. I couldn't recommend her more highly". 

Garry Jenkins, Author, 2015




                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


"Toni did a genealogy for my mother’s family which I used as a Christmas present.

Our family originated in Poland and migrated to the U.S.  The amount of information

Toni collected from all over the world was fascinating.  Toni provided the information

on schedule, professionally and in a variety of formats.  Most importantly she

revealed the life of my ancestors as a story, it was absolutely thrilling! ".

Ann, London, 2015





                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


"Toni has been a pleasure to work with on our genealogical research.

The presentation of the finished report was superb and surpassed our expectations.

The research was clear to understand, source data was provided for everything,

and there was incredible attention to detail. It was clear that Toni had gone to great

efforts to provide us with a huge amount of information and she well and truly

exceeded the brief provided by us, presenting fascinating additional insights into

the history of our Founder. Toni has also continued to help us with enquiries, giving

us very helpful and sensitive guidance throughout".
Debbie Chapman, Head of Media & PR, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                 Table D'hote at a Dogs' Home, J. C. Dollman, 1879

                                                                                                                                              John Charles Dollman [Public domain], Wikimedia Commons