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:
Delving into FamilySearch - Ingham County Genealogical Society, Thursday, 8 September 2022, 7pm
DNA - Now What? - Canton Public Library, Thursday, 15 September 2022, 10am
Adding Newspapers to Your Genealogical Toolbox - Flint Genealogical Society, Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 7pm
Sharing Your Story - Eaton County Genealogical Society, Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 7pm
Exploring the 1950 US Census - Fox Run Genealogical Society, Friday, 4 November 2022, 1:30pm
DNA - Brighton Public Library, Friday, 4 November 2022, 6pm
Adding Newspapers to Your Genealogical Toolbox - Jackson Co. Genealogical Society, Saturday, 3 Dec. 2022, 1pm
DNA - Now What? - Bay County Genealogical Society, Wednesday, 11 January 2023, 5:30pm