GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH Identifying ancestors and/or descendants, tracing lineage, and demonstrating relationships.
This includes a review and analysis of all information and material provided by you, formulation of a research proposal, research, a report on my findings as well as supporting documentation. You will also receive a GEDCOM file of your tree.
Can be one person, family group, branch, or full tree.
Can also apply to a specific problem, question, or event.
FAMILY HISTORY There may be a point where an ancestor being researched has a great story or experience that is worth looking into more but is not needed to confirm lineage. Ex: Participation in historical events, military records, criminal activities or confirming/disproving family legends. Learning about our ancestors isn’t just learning names and dates; the important element of understanding who they were and how they lived can breathe life into the people of our past.
GENETIC GENEALOGY By interpreting Autosomal, YDNA and/or mtDNA test results from any commercial DNA company, I can help you to understand what they mean. Using DNA matches in conjunction with genealogy research to determine relationships, I can fill in your missing branches or find long lost family members.
UNKNOWN PARENTAGE / ADOPTION Whether it’s navigating the process of requesting open adoption records with you, working to locate biological family with the little information you have, or by using DNA to solve a mystery, I can help. My personal adoption experience and unique background and training in counselling allows me to assist you as you explore this sensitive and complex area.
RECORD RETRIEVAL Not in the area but need a record from the archives? Know what you’re looking for, but you don’t have access or the time to go searching for what you need?
Given the details of what you’re looking for, I can do the leg work to find and retrieve the record(s) you need.
CONSULTATION Maybe you want to make discoveries yourself but don’t know where to start or want advice on how to go about it. I’m happy to point you in the right direction, to help you in developing a research plan, or provide you with possible sources to consult on your search.