About Roots Revealed - a professional genealogy research and tour guide service
Hello, my name is Natalie Bodle and I’m a professionally qualified genealogist and tour guide as well as a speaker on the international circuit.
My company Roots Revealed is a Professional Genealogy and Family History Research Service that is based in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This is just 30 minutes from Belfast where wonderful archives and repositories such as the Public Records Office Northern Ireland (PRONI), The General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI), The Linenhall Library, The Newspaper Library, The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland Archives, etc are located.
I have many years’ experience of researching family trees and found genealogy such an absorbing and interesting hobby that I decided to work towards a professional qualification: I completed Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies with the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, with the aim of setting up my own business as a genealogist and family historian. Roots Revealed was founded in 2018 and we have many satisfied customers as may be seen from the Testimonials page.
My experience in both the public and private sectors equipped me with valuable transferable skills and qualifications such as project management, research, report writing along with the design and delivery of training courses for adults.
I deliver regular genealogy courses and also provide talks and workshops locally, nationally and internationally. More information about talks and courses may be found here.
I am also a qualified Green Badge Tour Guide having completed the OCN NI Level 2 and 3 Awards in Tour Guiding.
Tourism Northern Ireland has included our Ancestral Adventures Genealogy Tour within their Embrace a Giant Spirit Collection.
Roots Revealed has also been awarded World Host Customer Service accreditation.
Roots Revealed is on a range of Social Media and it would be lovely to have you join us – just see the links at the bottom of the page.
Organisations that we have worked with
In addition to research for individual clients, Roots Revealed has worked with a range of organisations, delivering genealogy research, talks, courses, tours and films. Here are some of our partners.
Professional Registrations and Memberships Held by Roots Revealed
As required by law, Roots Revealed is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and adheres to GDPR Regulations to keep your data safe.
Roots Revealed is a member of the following professional organisations:
- The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and adheres to its Code of Ethics and Professional Practices
- Tour Guides Northern Ireland (TGNI) and is fully insured
- The Genealogical Speakers Guild
Natalie has ongoing membership of genealogical family history organisations that includes:
- The North of Ireland Family History Society
- The Irish Genealogical Research Society
- The Guild of One Name Studies
- The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland
- The Ulster Historical Foundation Guild
Roots Revealed has paid up memberships of the major online repositories that includes:
This means we have a wealth of information at our fingertips as well as access to material held in archives that is not available online.
Fees and Payment
Roots Revealed uses secure third-party systems such as Stripe and Paypal to process your payments. Payment may also be made by BACS – just ask for the details.
Please see each service for more detailed information about costings.
An initial fee is chargeable at the agreed fee per hour for an agreed number of hours, payable in advance. Should you require additional work, a suggested schedule of research and costs will be negotiated. Other charges such as travel (45p per mile), photocopying and the cost of certificates will be billed upon completion of each contracted stage of the project. Research time includes travel as well as personal, telephone and/or e-mail consultations and writing up the report.
Depending upon the size of the research project, it may be possible for you to pay in instalments – just mention this when making an enquiry.
A deposit of 25% is required to secure the tour. Full payment is due 8 weeks before the start date of the tour.
Your place on a course will be secured upon full payment.
Your Right to Cancel
Once you have signed and returned your Client Agreement for genealogical research services, you have 14 calendar days in which to change your mind. Your payment will be reimbursed to you minus any costs that have already been incurred. Roots Revealed Cancellation of Contract Form may be found here.
Should you wish to cancel your place on the Genealogy Evening Course, the Cancellation of Course and Refund of Fees may be found here.
Should you wish to cancel a tour, the Tour Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy may be found here.