Discover the story of you. Where did you come from? What did your ancestors do for a living? What kind of people were they? Let us introduce you to the kin of your past that you would otherwise never get to meet. Peek through the windows of the past and experience their lives along with them, and learn how you and your family fit into the whole of human history.
However far removed you may feel from history, the truth is likely that you are literally sitting on a significant piece of the past. How old is your home? Who has lived there before, and what significance could they and your house have held within history? What mysteries can we uncover that are, quite literally, right under your very nose?
We also offer different levels of consulting services depending on your preference and needs:
For those already engaged in genealogical research and wishing to do the majority of the work, but who may be stuck in one or more areas for any variety of reasons. For these researchers we offer consulting in a number of capacities including:
Research Planning Assistance
We'll show you the most effective ways to organize your starting information, and help you locate the most useful and economical leads for beginning your personal investigation.
One of the most common roadblocks a professional or amateur genealogist can encounter is that of needing to consult a source that is too far away or too inconvenient to be obtained in the midst of the researcher's already busy schedule. Give us a call, and depending on your needs we will retrieve the record(s) on your behalf, or advise you on alternative ways of accessing the record, or of other sources that would better speak to the information you need.
Record and Evidence Analysis
Finding information is the fun part of genealogical research; the 'ah ha' moment of finding the perfect record that answers one of your most persistent questions is invigorating. But organizing all of this information can easily become a burden, especially when you put off the 'housekeeping' tasks of organization, transcription, or creating citations to the point that you find yourself with a pile of records that all need to be processed. We'll help you sort through the mess of records by assisting you in organization, coaching you in identifying clues hidden within your records, and by assembling these clues into valuable evidence that translates into useful leads to help you navigate the 'brick walls' in your research.
Once your evidence is assembled and your conclusions are made, the only step left is to present your findings in a coherent manner. The best reports are written in such a way that a novice reader can pick up your research and understand your reasoning without having to repeat any of your research themselves. We can work alongside you to organize your findings and to present them in a way that meets the 'Genealogical Proof Standard;' the standard that governs genealogical research and that is considered the definitive authority on the subject.
...And beyond! Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have or with any requests for our services. From reading over your research and providing advice or feedback, to physically walking through every step of the project with you, we're here to help!