I offer the following services for uncovering and documenting information about your ancestors, as well as preserving information about people who are still living:
Genealogical research and reporting
Interpreting DNA test results
Lineage society applications
Writing family narratives and life stories
Recording oral histories
Crafting pre-need obituaries
My research and writing rate is $50/hour, and yes, I do offer gift certificates! I also offer a reduced rate of $25/hour for side-by-side consultation, where we sit together to look at what you have, develop a research plan, and search for records together - this works well in-person or via Zoom. Record search and retrieval is also $25/hour.
Prior to beginning any work, we will discuss your needs and agree on the best way to move forward - this first meeting is always free of charge. If you have questions, or don't see what you are looking for, please contact me at keepfamilyhistory (at) gmail.com - I will do my best to assist you!
I enjoy sharing what I've learned with genealogical societies, libraries, community groups, and beyond! I keep a list of topics I've presented in the past, and am open to creating new talks based on the interest of the group. Please contact me to learn more!
My current schedule:
Ask A Genealogist - East Lansing Prime Time, Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 1pm
Why Y? A Closer Look at Y-DNA Testing - Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society, 21 May 2022, 12pm
Deep Dive Into Family History Series - East Lansing Public Library, 13 June-8 August 2022, Mondays 6pm
Exploring the 1950 US Census - East Lansing Prime Time, Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 1pm
DNA - Now What? - Canton Public Library, Thursday, 15 September 2022, 10am
Sharing Your Story - Eaton County Genealogical Society, Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 7pm