Research services

  • Customized research plans that include an analysis of results, a final report with source citations and copies of all documents.
  • Assistance with lineage society applications.
  • Pedigree and family group charts.
  • Searches of vital records, newspapers, census records, tax/land/deed records, military records, and cemeteries.
  • Cemetery photos in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

    Group talks

  • Adventures in Genealogy – the joys, the mistakes and the skeletons.
  • Why research my family tree?
  • Why hire a Professional Genealogist?

    Private coaching for those wishing to research their own family

  • How to start a family tree.
  • How to plan and organize your time and research.
  • What resources are available for free and for a fee.
  • How to source and document your findings.
  • How to break through that brick wall.

    Fees

    After an initial consultation to meet and discuss your goals, a specific research plan will be defined and agreed upon before commencing the project. Any research already conducted and/or documentation that has bearing on the research plan must be provided prior to the start of the project.

    There is a four-hour minimum for all research projects. This includes the drafting of the research plan, review of any previous research, evidence collection, analysis of evidence, and a written research report. Unused funds will be refunded. The number of research hours authorized is completely under the client's control. No work is performed or fees charged without the client's approval. A 50% deposit will be required before the start of the project. Travel and copy costs, if any, are charged separately. Any outstanding balance will be due on the conclusion of the project and payable before the final research report is delivered.

    I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). All services offered are provided in accordance with the APG Code of Ethics.