What is included in your Family History Research services? When my research is complete, I will provide you with a digital download (a hard copy can be requested) containing a report of my findings. It will include full citations of sources I have consulted, conclusions based on my analysis of the evidence, and suggestions of further research if deemed necessary. I also provide all supporting documents when possible, a pedigree chart, and a GEDCOM file (electronic family tree data which can be read by any genealogy program), if applicable.
What is involved:
Reviewing and analyzing client information
Research planning & proposal writing
Analysis and conclusions
Chart preparation (if applicable)
What is possible? What are the limitations? When doing genealogical research, it is possible that records don’t exist; they could have either never been created, or not lasted through the years. Therefore, I may not be able to make conclusions about relationships or identity. Although I strive to provide the most accurate information possible, absolute proof of genealogical relationships is usually not possible.
Because of privacy laws, acquisitions, digitization, etc., it is possible new records will become available after research has been completed. With additional records made available, previous conclusions may require amendment. Understand that I use all sources available to me at the time of research, within the scope and limitations of the project. If I feel more research is needed at the end of a project to make a conclusion about an identity, relationship or event, I will communicate that and provide conclusions with qualifiers (such as possible, likely, probable.)
I am proficient in Canadian Records. If you are seeking research to be done outside of Canada, I will assess if I am able to assist you.
Investment Each research project is different; please contact me for specific information and cost. We will discuss your specific needs and goals, and what is possible within your budget.
Confidentiality I will hold confidential any information you provide that is not already a matter of public record or public knowledge. I will treat with discretion that which concerns living persons, their parents, or immediate families.