HOW I WORK
Genealogy research is like putting together the pieces of a complex puzzle. First you have to find the pieces, and second, you begin to form the picture without knowing if the puzzle will ever be complete.
It always begins with a question. What are you looking for? Which family line or family member would you like to focus on? What kind of information is important to you? What is the stumble block in your own research? How would you prefer the results to be presented? Together we’ll create an action plan that includes a cost estimate.
AS YOUR RESEARCHER
As a professional family historian and genealogist I know exactly where to find the pieces of the puzzle, and I can rely on a network of experts in various fields for support. First I will develop a (re)search strategy for online and on site research. The Internet is a good place to start compiling your family history, but if you want to know more than the basic information a family tree provides, it is important to visit archives, museums, or historic societies.
AS YOUR PARTNER
If you have already done some background work but still need the help of a professional genealogist, I am at your service. I can dive into archives for you, translate documents, and check the data you have collected, or give you tips on how to proceed if you have reached a dead end.
When we reach an agreement, it’s your turn to share everything you know about your ancestors. Now comes the fun part of emptying the boxes filled with letters, pictures, and documents. If you are working with limited information, I will help you to start the research in your country to find the information we need.
For more information about how I work see the frequently asked questions.