HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
Looking for some historical context for your family history? My research is tailored to your individual requirements. I will work with you to establish what you already know, identify clear research objectives and develop a research plan to meet those objectives. I specialize in North Central California research with an emphasis in San Joaquin County, but am willing to go anywhere your project takes me.
DOCUMENT AND RECORD RETRIEVAL
I will retreive specific documents or records if the following conditions are met:
- You must provide the name of the repository where the document(s) or record(s) are housed.
- You must provide a citation of where in the repository the document or record can be found.
- If you are requesting a vital record (birth, marriage or death) you must provide at least the year of the event.
For those who enjoy doing the research themselves, but are becoming overwhelmed with information and records they have amassed. Together we will develope an organizational system designed to meet the needs of your family project. Once the system is decided on, I will get you back to researching with a fresh clean start by entering all data into a genealogical software program, with source citations, creating to-do lists and research plans.
LINEAGE SOCIETY APPLICATIONS
Though each society differs in the process, all of them are equal when it comes to proving your lineage. Each and every name, date and place that is entered on an application is a statement of fact and as such, must be backed up with documentation for each fact. For most, that means the first 3-4 generations will need birth, marriage and death certificates. Later generations are a bit more difficult to document, but not impossible. I can either act as a consultant - review your progress and develope a research plan for you to complete your application - or I can do it for you.
I provide a number of different historical and genealogical research services
My rates are dependent upon the scope of work and travel involved but generally will be around $25 per hour or a block of 5 hours for $100. I do not charge for travel within a 50 mile radius of Stockton. Client will be billed at my cost for expenses like parking, purchase of a vital record, photocopies and postage.
I am committed to maintaining the highest professional standards and as a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, I abide by the APG Code of Ethics.