Discover Your Heritage

Where will your personal heritage journey take you?

Who Are Discovering Heritage North East?

Discovering Heritage North East are a team of specialist historical researchers with expertise in researching local history, family history and residential history with an illustrative flair!

Discover, share and re-tell the stories of your ancestors or your house

Discovering Heritage North East House Histories

Our local traditional buildings have a lot to tell us, from the bricks and stones used to build them to the characters who walked the hallways. Many of them would have watched both world wars or stood proudly during the Victorian era. Perhaps they are even older, and were built by the Industrial Revolution or designed by Georgian architects.

Our particular expertise in researching the histories of North East houses allows us the scope to bring those small details to the history of your home that make it special.

Discovering Heritage Family Histories

There are so many reasons why you might like to trace your ancestors. Family History is the ultimate mystery tour!

All information is verified by our professional researcher.

See What Our Clients Are Saying

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Family Folio

Fiona and her team produced for me a lovely portfolio with very little background information to go by. It’s nice to now know a little bit more about my heritage and ancestors.

Daniel Harris

House Portrait Illustration + Little House History Poster + Greetings Cards

Absolutely wonderful! We ordered two illustrations with custom details (people & pets) plus a short history.

The illustrations were perfect and the short history gave me goosebumps – fascinating. I really wasn’t expecting so many interesting facts.

Blown away by how good it is! Best find all year, such unique gifts. So well presented and wrapped. Made with a lot of love and care. You won’t regret ordering.


Newcastle Freeman Research

Very professional service, quickly and thoroughly done. Many thanks for your efficient input. Yours Judy Seymour

Judith Seymour

Genuine Article House History

Fiona did an excellent job and worked to a tight deadline for my husbands birthday. Very happy with the report and lovely to learn about our house!

Sarah Graham

House Portrait Illustration

Fiona was super helpful, and worked to a very tight deadline with me for my mum’s birthday. Wendy really captured the house perfectly and made sure it was right for me before sending – our house is awfully old so the research element was great! Proudly hanging in my parent’s office space now. 5 stars!!

Robyn-Valdine Hogg

Family Folio

Discovering Heritage produced a family tree for my mums 90th Birthday earlier this month. It traced her fathers side of the family back to 1797. Being Northumberland born & bred it was fascinating to discover that 4 generations ago the family were living in London. It’s has been a wonderful voyage of discovery & mum was overwhelmed to receive it. A unique present & a legacy, she said. The presentation & graphics were fabulous, photos & census entries, profiles of each of the four generations of males. Thorough & meticulous research, beautifully presented. Thoroughly recommended.

Pamela Holmes

All The Trimmings House History

Brilliant history pack and managed to source original plans of our house from 1898!

Will Cooper

Little House History Poster

Family History + Little House History Poster

Bought this as a Christmas gift to my mam. She absolutely loved it!! The presentation is beautiful and all the information was so informative-a beautiful keepsake-such a thoughtful gift. I also purchased the house history for my sister which she loved. Can’t recommend enough- ⭐️ Will definitely purchase from Little Histories again.

Kate Johnson

Family Folio

I bought the Family Folio as a Christmas present for my Dad and he thought it was fantastic. The final design looks great – such a lovely way to record our family history. The team provided regular updates on their progress during research and design. Thank you Littlehistoriesshop for helping me find the perfect gift!


Rachel Jones

Would you like Discovering Heritage to undertake a free House or Family History assessment?

Check out our free resources at the bottom of this page

Little Histories Shop Etsy

Little House History
Discovering Heritage House Portrait
Colour House Portrait
Discovering Heritage Family Folios contents
Family Folio

Free Digital Resources

Insider Secrets

Are you carrying out research into your own house? We have put together some helpful information on how you can conduct your research from your own home. Our Insider Secrets help sheet is free to download.

Discovering heritage through the authentic historical research of people, places and properties.