Genealogy Guru

"Preserving your family's history for future generations"


Genealogy Guru Limited is a family history research business created by me, Amy Howell. I specialize in research in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Ireland.

I am currently accepting new commissions.

I can provide a wide range of services, including:
  • Family History Research; and
  • Life story writing.

Family history research

I am able to carry out family history research to whatever level you require. Are you already researching your own family tree and need a second opinion or some advice of where to go next? Perhaps you are curious about your family history and don’t know where to start, or don’t have the time to do the research yourself? Do you live outside of New Zealand and would like someone local to conduct research on your behalf? Have you lost contact with family members and would like to reconnect or connect with new distant cousins? If this sounds like you, please don’t hesitate to contact me to see how I can help.

Life story writing (the art of turning memories into memoirs …)

Having a life story written for you, or a parent or grandparent, preserves memories for future generations. This doesn’t necessarily need to accompany the family history research, and can be purchased on its own.

This would involve up to 2 hours of my time talking with the family member(s), and the producing the life story which can then be supplied in either electronic or hard copy booklet form:
$200 for one,
$350 for two (ideal for parents, or grandparents).
Meetings, if not able to be in person, can be arranged via skype or over the telephone. Travel outside of the Auckland area will incur travel expenses.

Please see the Pricing tab for more details.

I aim to have the finished product to you within two weeks of our meeting.