Maddy has been so helpful, supportive and interested.  She has found information which I would have been unable to find myself.  Her eye for detail makes seemingly irrelevant findings prove to be highly significant.  Using DNA she has confirmed I have a Canadian Grandfather and proved a family myth that I had a Great Grandfather who was a famous scientist.

Jo Drummond

Reading, Berkshire

Thanks again for coming up with something original for the family historian!

John Sly


I commissioned a family tree as a gift for my mum and we both were very pleased with the results! Mum has found the information fascinating and it has provoked lots of discussion and fond reminiscence. We were particularly pleased to find that many previous generations had been involved in the manufacture of shoes as it helped explain our shared obsession and also can be used as a legitimate excuse for purchasing yet more pairs of shoes as clearly its in our genes! Although the family history did highlight some sad stories, these were handled sensitively and made the whole process none the less charming and  genuinely captivating. We would not hesitate to recommend the Crafty Genealogist to others interested in researching their family tree.

Julie Hughes

Royal Wootton Bassett

I had not thought about merchandise when setting up my business last year as walking the area, being there, was the aim BUT I realise not everyone can make it to the UK, or even to London from within the UK, to take part in a walk. So I am in talks with the lovely Maddy at The Crafty Genealogist to make up items for sale displaying my original photographs, as that means I have copyright, of the areas where your ancestors’ lived, starting with street signs on mugs. Watch this space!!

Diane Gardner

Bespoke London East End Family History Walks

Thanks so much – I’ve attached a photo of my brother with the mug, he was delighted with it.

Ingrid Cumming


Thanks so much for the bag.  I’m delighted with it!  It’s beautifully done, and very nicely packaged, and I’m sure it will go down very well in NZ. 

Judy Lester


They are brilliant xx thank you so much xx 

Kathy Longley

East Sussex

This morning, my bag arrived from @MaddyCrafty beautifully packed and stitched with my family names.  First trip out with it will be @THEGenShow2019 in less than two weeks.  #genealogy  #ancestry

Kirsty Gray


Good communication with Maddy, speedy delivery and well packaged: well chuffed!

Jenny Towey


Many thanks, the mugs arrived this morning.

They have turned out really well – I’m sure my siblings will be delighted.

Fiona Blake


How lovely Maddy, thank you so much for your painstaking work. I know my nieces are going to be delighted.

Helen Parker-Drabble


I’ve just received your package, thank you. And thanks for doing them so quickly in time for Christmas. I’m really pleased with them. I will probably be in touch again next year for some more goodies!

Jane Sheehan

West Yorkshire

The box of goodies arrived safely today and I am really pleased with them. The cushion cover already has a cushion in it and looks lovely.  Was quite honoured to be your first embroidered cushion cover 😀.  Many thanks and look forward to receiving the next set. 

Julia Wynn


So please with my early Christmas gift.  Thanks so much @MaddyCrafty!

Karen Cummings


The bag has arrived.  It’s gorgeous – thank you so much!

Muriel Sprott


I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful place mat for my Uncle… he was really pleased with his present & he loved it but said he didn’t want to ruin it by using it as a place mat lol.

Dawn Ash

West Sussex

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