The Genealogy Dames offer professional research, from obtaining one document all the way to in‐depth genealogical research of your ancestors.
Before starting a project I will send you a draft agreement for approval. The agreement will set out the objectives of the research, the number of hours you wish to authorize, terms of payment, and the format and time-frame for reporting. Once you approve the research agreement and send payment, I will begin.
To prevent duplication of previously researched or known information I will request copies of any family group sheets, pedigree charts and other pertinent information about your ancestors’ families. Please include photocopies of any documents of prior research that have been previously obtained. A Dropbox folder can be created for clients.
My hourly rate is $30
For your convenience we accept all forms of online payments, including credit-debit cards and electronic checks via PayPal. In addition, checks or money orders may be remitted via the US Postal Service to the address listed. If you choose to pay by check, we will wait for the check to clear the bank before beginning the agreed-upon activity.
|Family Tree Project||Focuses on a single couple in your family tree. This can be grandparents, Great aunt/uncle or another family of your choice. The research then traces all of the available information for the descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc.) of this family. This project assumes you have birth, marriage, and death certificates for yourself and parents. Additional cost is needed if these documents are not available.|
|Adoption Search and DNA Tree Building||Are you an Adoptee, confused about what to do now that you’ve tested and received your DNA results? The Genealogy Dames can work with you to gather information from your matches and build out family trees looking for relatives in common. I have been successful with uniting adoptees with birth parents.|
|Record Searching or Pick up||If you are in search of a particular document that might help fill a hole in your family tree, a record look up is just what you need. To save time and avoid travel costs The Genealogy Dames will find and review the records local to our area for you. We will review only the records you request.|
|Photos||There is no better way to get a feel for your roots than seeing it in pictures. The Genealogy Dames will take photos of your familial gravestones, ancestral village and other requests local to our area.|
|Just Time||Have a brick wall, or just need help with your current research? You can choose the number of hours of research you would like in 1-hour blocks. Payment is expected in full for each block ordered.|
Depending on the project you will receive:
- A copy of the research plan
- A Personal Ancestral Computer file or GEDCOM
- A Private online tree
- Copies of all documents found
- Invoices for all documents/certificates ordered on your behalf.
- Project summary
- Recommendations for Next Steps
- A USB Flash Drive with all of the above