Q: Which lineage societies can you help me with?
A: I am happy to help with applications for any of the numerous North American lineage societies. I have a great deal of experience with such applications. If you wish to join the DAR, your first source of assistance should be the Registrar for the chapter you wish to join, as they will provide assistance for free!
Q: How much do you charge?
A: For basic research questions I charge $20/hour with a minimum of two hours. Larger projects are negotiable. Before I begin work, we will have a written agreement that will outline how many hours of work I will perform. I will never go over the agreed price without first consulting with you and getting approval.
Q: Can't I just do this myself on Ancestry?
A: The short answer is, maybe. But all of the major genealogical sites can be difficult for beginners to navigate beyond the first couple of generations. An experienced professional can help you find hidden gems in the records!
Q: What are your areas of expertise?
A: I have a great deal of experience researching the Southern United States, but I am able to help with any region in the United States and Canada. I have worked with French Canadian documents and Spanish parish records from Puerto Rico! I am also experienced with lineage society applications and narrative reports on family history.
Q: Are you a member of any professional organizations?
A: I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society. I have served as a Chapter Registrar for the Daughters of the American Revolution and have taken genealogical education courses through the DAR.
Q: How do I know you can help me with my problem?
A: Before we sign an agreement, we will have a conversation in which I will realistically assess whether or not I can be of assistance. I pride myself on providing an honest assessment and will gladly provide referrals when I cannot be of direct assistance.