RESEARCH SERVICE: Gordon McPhaiI (Genealogist)
UK Office: 14 Dochart Street, Glasgow G33 2BA
Tel/Fax: +44 141 770 8932 E-Mail:
USA Office: 4606 Benton Smith Road, Nashville TN 37215
Tel/Fax: +1 615 383 8017
Ancestral research / Living
descendants traced / regular lectures and college courses
in all aspects of genealogy
About the researcher
Gordon McPhail has been running a professional, full—time ancestry
research service since 1985 and has worked for thousands of clients from
both the U.K. and abroad.
As well as researching for his individual clients, he runs college
courses in the west central Scotland area in genealogy and lectures in the
subject at various venues. He is also a published writer in the field
appearing in a variety of magazines (such as ‘Family Tree Magazine’) and
in national press.
To commission research
Our service involves a number of set fees
— £115 £230 £345 — and obviously the greater
the fee chosen, the more will be found on your ancestry.
How much will you get? We will, even for our first listed charge,
guarantee to extend your family tree by at least 3 generations from what
you currently know.
PAYMENT: You can actually pay for your research either before or after
you receive the results of our investigations. Cheques to be made payable
to ‘Gordon McPhail’.
The records used are wide and varied. To begin with we always use the
certificates of BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH and CENSUS RECORDS which carry a
lot of information including occupations, ages, specific addresses etc.
Beyond these we can consult WILLS, GRAVESTONE RECORDS, SOURCES CONCERNING
PARTICULAR ANCESTORS’ OCCUPATIONS, LAND RECORDS (even if your ancestor
owned a tiny plot), INHERITANCE RECORDS : all these carry a great amount
of ancestral detail. Also: OLD SOCIAL SECURITY RECORDS, MAPS, OLD
PHOTOGRAPHS OF PLACES RELEVANT TO ANCESTORS, OLD HOSPITAL RECORDS, OLD
NEWSPAPERS for a variety of reasons.
YOU WILL RECEIVE THE RESULTS OF RESEARCH WITHIN 4—6 WEEKS.
The documents will be contained in a presentation book and be
accompanied by a family tree.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM AND RETURN: to Gordon
McPhail, 14 Dochart Street, Glasgow G33 2BA Scotland.
Note: if you are starting with an emigrant/immigrant ancestor please
supply all known information: obviously you will not be expected to know
as much detail in terms of immediate ancestry as had you been starting
with yourself; however please supply ANY dates and places etc., that you
If in the course of research an English, Welsh or Irish link arises
then this can be investigated in relevant records as far as you require.