You can Meet Your Ancestors with Plantagenesta 




 Hemyock, Devon



If you have seen the television programme


and would like a similar experience, then you need to book a One to One Research session with Mary.


Mary is a expert genealogist with a friendly and outgoing personality, who loves meeting people and taking them on a journey into the past to meet their ancestors.

How does this work?

You can book a session of one or two hours - one hour is £25 and two hours are £45. You can make an appointment to meet Mary in the village of Hemyock, where she lives, and you will be able to see exactly how Mary works to discover your ancestors and what records are available. Mary will explain how your family lived, what they did, what their social situation was like, what the country was like to live in during their time.

Research sessions take place in the well equipped Parish Hall 


 Image of Hemyock Village Hall


and excellent  lunches are available from 12 noon til 2pm ( closed Mondays) in the  Catherine Wheel public house opposite the ancient church and castle ruins.


The Catherine Wheel  Tel 01823 680224



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Hemyock Castle open strictly by appointment as it is a private family home



St. Mary's Church, open daily 


Images of  census returns and other old documents will be posted on to you after the session, and all the research will be logged on the computer, as your family tree begins to take root and grow.

You are under no obligation to come at set intervals, you make appointments as and when it suits you, and the end result will be a lasting heirloom - your very own family tree. You have seen the personalities on the TV get emotional about their ancestors, be prepared, as you could find it all quite moving, but very intriguing.

Research Sessions make excellent gifts - for Christmas, Birthdays or special occasions and gift vouchers are available for any amount.