Ian what a first class choice I made in choosing you to research my family tree. I am over the moon with the outcome and well presented results as well as being so easy to work with.
Through your expertise I am now in contact with cousins I never knew existed. I know my family are going to be as pleased as I am
Ian has overwhelmed me with his competence in the field of Genealogy. He has upturned stones my family and I never thought of or even saw to get to the truth and found my beloved Grandfather's biological father. He's a man of of dedication, sincerity and a pleasure to communicate with. I can't thank him enough for solving our family mystery.
Lydia D Plyler - Frankfurt, Germany
Ian your research into David's family tree was so enlightening.
We had been struggling with misconceptions about the time of the families arrival in Australia for years and yet within a few weeks your amazingly accurate research revealed all the answers.
Thank you so much - our sense of family history and continuity has been restored.
Pamela Baker - Victoria, Australia
Ian from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for your passion and dedication on helping my family and I by building my father's family tree and finding his biological father.
We can not express our gratitude on the work you have done for us. You have brought some solace and content to my father with regards to his past and putting together the missing pieces of his life.
Katrina Gattersby - Co Meath, Ireland
Having met Ian, I find him an amazing, passionate person when it comes to genealogy. In addition to the Hextall branch in my family, he has researched back eleven generations in another branch and made a link in a third branch that was researched twenty years ago without success. His sources are reliable and numerous and he is continually following-up with new details. He is very creative in finding his information.
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
My daughter-in-law in New Zealand has been trying for around fifteen years to trace her blood grandfather in Scotland, without success. Her mother was born illegitimately, and all she had to go on was the signature of the father on her mother's birth certificate. Ian Hextall has amazingly tracked this man down, with only this signature to help him. He discovered that he was in fact Scottish, although everyone thought he was from the North of England, and his real identity was uncovered by his signature on his father's death certificate matching exactly the one on his illegitimate daughter's birth certificate. A whole new set of relatives has been uncovered by Ian I really cannot recommend him highly enough. He certainly goes the extra mile to uncover secrets of the past, and he seems to have an instinctive feel for these things. We are all very grateful to him for succeeding in such a difficult task.
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
Ian’s assistance has been an invaluable help to me in my own family research. His knowledge of British sources is extensive and he was able to point me in useful directions when I had run into the proverbial brick wall that every amateur genealogist hits sooner or later. I especially like the fact that he insists on viewing original sources wherever possible rather than trusting someone else’s transcription. Ian and I have now been corresponding for seven years and I hope to have the benefit of his knowledge and experience for many more. I highly recommend his services to anyone who needs help with their family history.
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
19/7/2010 I personally have known Ian J Hextall for the last five years, In this time I have found Ian to be honest & trustworthy, and value his expertise in family history, without his knowledge I would never have been able to trace my own family history. Ian is a great family man and has a lot of passion towards family history.
We have been trying to locate a family in England for a very long time. The tragedy happened in 1929, in Haifa, Palestine, when a British Official was killed in riots, in down town Haifa. It was thanks to Ian, that with a very professional approach , succeeded in locating the family. we are very grateful.