- Professional Genealogy Services
- Family History
- Research Probate Records
- Forensic Genealogy
Why use a professional?
A professional genealogist ensures you are provided with the expertise and professionalism needed to assist you in your search. Even people who prefer to do their own research, occasionally encounter a brick wall that a professional may assist in solving. I have over 40 years of experience researching genealogy including:
- Vital records/Census records
- Local and Family history research
- Land records
- Probate and estate records
Before your consultation
Think carefully about the question you are looking to answer because your ancestor’s story includes more than names and dates. They led real lives and had real experiences. Careful research may lead you to discover interesting facts about your ancestors. Research should begin with a specific question about a specific person or family so the project does not become too extensive (expensive).
Start with what you know. Identifying information you have learned and its source provides the researcher with a starting point that will save time, effort and ultimately money for the project. Document any information you have and bring it to your consultation. A professional genealogist uses this information to learn about your family. This ensures research hours are not wasted on information you already know.
Initial consultations are completed in person, on the phone or via email and take up to an hour. Consultations are not billed.
Subsequent research fees
Different project packages are available or you can design your own.
Research rates are $75.00 per hour and there is a five hour minimum. The fee includes investigation into your research question and a formal written report. The report includes all information found related to your question, as well as source information, images and future research suggestions. In the event the entire five hours is not used, the remaining balance will be refunded.
Payment is due once a contracted agreement has been reached and is made via PayPal.