Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do you transcribe documents?
Yes. If you have a document that was written in English, but you are having trouble figuring out what it says, we can help. Older documents can be difficult to read because of faded ink, stylized penmanship, poor penmanship, outdated spelling, poor spelling, use of words that are no longer utilized or obscure phrasing. Wills, land records, church and temple records, passenger lists, federal and state census records and more can be excellent sources of genealogical information when you understand what they are saying. We will look at a copy (.jpg, .pdf, etc) of the record in question and write a transcription of that record for you.
What if I’m interested in a kind of research not listed here?
We will definitely try to help you reach your research goals. Contact us by telephone or email, and give us an explanation of the type of research you need to have done. We will do everything possible to help you achieve your goals.
When is payment due?
If other payment options work better for you, we can customize a plan to meet your particular needs.
How can payment be made?
We accept payment by cash, check, money order and cash app. Other arrangements are also available as needed.
How long does the research take?
Every family history project is unique. Therefore, the length of time it takes to complete the research for each project is also individual to the case. Among the factors that determine how long a research project takes to complete are:
To give you some idea about research time, projects in which I was requested to trace one side of a family back 4 generations required roughly 5 – 8 hours to research. This, of course, varies with each individual project.