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Your ancestors have amazing stories to tell. It’s time to Khronicle® them.

Welcome to Khronicle®, the professional family history research service.

Ancestral stories are a special kind of family treasure, but they’re not always easy to uncover. That’s where we come in! We’re ready with the expertise and finesse to piece together your ancestors’ narratives, helping you to preserve those stories for generations to come.

But engaging a professional genealogist isn’t just about getting the research done. Here at Khronicle® we pride ourselves on building a great relationship with our clients too. Click here to find out how.

Research Services

We’ve crafted a range of options to suit a variety of needs and budgets.

Perhaps you’d like to commission some family history research as a special surprise for a relative, friend or colleague ... or even a treat for yourself? Take a look at our traditional research packages or our genetic genealogy offerings and see what takes your fancy.

Or do you need help with a specific research problem? Our bundled hours might be the best option, allowing us to pursue some bespoke research or mentoring for you.

And if you'd like to treat someone special in your life, our gift vouchers make a fantastic present.

If you have a question about any of our services or would like a no-obligation quotation, please get in touch via our online form. We'd love to hear from you.


Who’s the researcher behind Khronicle®?

Dr. Sophie Kay is a professional genealogist and Member of AGRA, with over 18 years’ experience in family history research across the British Isles. The Ancestry and Genealogy Expert for TV's Time Team, she is also a qualified research scientist from the University of Oxford, where she trained in DNA extraction, genetic analysis and Latin translation. You can find out more about her qualifications & experience over on her biography page.

Her genealogy blog The Parchment Rustler covers all manner of family history topics and research methods, and featured as the Digital Pick of the Month in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine in October 2020.

Writing & Education Services

The captivating joys and drama of family history research are a hot topic right now. Whether your audience wants to get to grips with DNA testing or carry out traditional research into their family history, Sophie's articles, videos and talks will deliver informative and engaging content they’ll love.

Recent Khronicle® seminars have enjoyed a fantastic reception:

“Presentation and delivery were first class” – Fiona, The Ancestry Detectives
“Mind-bogglingly excellent” – Chris Broom
“I thoroughly enjoyed your talk today ... a really big thank you for giving such a professional, interesting and useful insight” – Andrea Gibbs

If you’re seeking an experienced professional writer or speaker for any aspect of genealogy, please explore our Writing & Education Services section for details and pricing and contact us today.

Why Go Pro?

Professionally registered genealogists…
  • Have been formally reviewed to ensure they can deliver thorough, high-quality research;
  • Pursue recognised qualifications, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to tackle complex research problems;
  • Abide by a Code of Practice for honest dealing, client confidentiality and accurate reporting.
Khronicle’s Dr. Sophie Kay is a Member of AGRA and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.