Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Hello! Welcome to my blog, I'm Danika (HistoriDan), a full time family historian. I have always thoroughly enjoyed researching my own family's history and the adventures it has taken me on, and have always loved researching family history for others. People whose family history I had researched told their friends, and I began getting many requests for help with ongoing research or to uncover people's family history on their behalf. Most people I was receiving requests from were either just too busy to invest all of the time needed to research their family history or weren't sure how to go about it. The requests I was receiving became so many that I couldn't manage them along with other work and study commitments. I considered referring people to a family history research service and when looking for one online was astounded by the high prices and lack of clarity with what you get for your money. I believe that everyone has the right to learn more about their family's history, not just the rich! This led to me to set up Family History Helpers and become a family historian full time. I wanted to offer more affordable family history research packages that make clear exactly what you will get for your money. The feedback I have received so far has been fantastic! I generally find that the majority people would love to know more about the history of their family, after all, the chain of events in each of our families' histories ultimately led to how we each came into existence!
I now spend my working days helping people discover their family history, helping people to trace long lost family and friends, and tracing the beneficiaries of unclaimed estates.
I love my work!


  1. What an awesome job you have created for yourself! I look forward to reading more.

  2. Great to see your new blog and to learn a bit more about you, Danika. Good luck with the genealogy business!

  3. Welcome! As a professional family historian myself, I understand the challenges of running a small business and also the joys of finding information and solving puzzles for your clients. I hope you have a lot of fun with the research and with your blog.

  4. A big thank you for the kind wishes and support!