Merlin Genealogy Solutions was founded in 2009 by Elizabeth Owen, genealogist, and in that time has undertaken a large number of projects of varying size and complexity.
In her early days of genealogy research, Elizabeth researched the histories of family and friends, learning from each project she worked on. Her reputation and the demand for her skills and knowledge grew at such a rate that Elizabeth decided in 2009 that the time was right to turn her hobby into a professional service.
A project management background has complimented her research and record keeping as a genealogist. This also enables her to bring skills in administration, organisation, data analysis, logic and a rigorous attention to detail to each project I work on for my clients. The benefit Elizabeth brings to clients is an innovative and creative approach to each new project, looking at the bigger picture, which often provides a greater result for clients than they anticipated.
The foundation of all Merlin Genealogy Solutions work is a passion of genealogy and recognition of the strength that small sometimes insignificant family details can have to providing a better insight to a families past.
My first meeting with Elizabeth was as the result of a gift voucher with Merlin Genealogy Solutions from a relative for an hour’s consultation to discuss my family tree. It was clear straight away that Elizabeth could investigate many avenues that I had previously not thought of or have the time to investigate and I did not hesitate to ask her to continue tracing my family tree on the paternal side. My family history is a complicated one as my grandmother seems to have been associated with many men nearly all with the same surname but it was clear that Elizabeth was determined and committed to help me find out more information about these men and in particular one of them, my paternal grandfather.
I have found her logical and thorough research most helpful with a well presented family tree containing detailed information on each family member. She has been able to trace a direct line from myself back to ancestors from the 1700’s all, within the same area of Cornwall which has enabled me, with no surviving family on my paternal side to feel a sense of belonging which is hugely important to me. Would I consider recommending her to anyone interested in researching their family tree? Absolutely, no doubt about it.
C.Hill (nee Gerry) – Little Bookham – Surrey
Our experience shows us that in order to get the results our clients require we need to work in partnership with them. Clients are regularly kept up-to-date with progress on findings to make sure we are heading in the right direction towards what they are looking for.
Elizabeth also gives presentations and talks to many diverse groups interested in family history.
Sometimes our family history research takes us in new directions so our rigorous approach of constant consultation means there are no/limited hidden surprises in the outcome.