The current situation with the virus has impacted my ability to conduct research at various repositories. However, I have access to a variety of digital resources and libraries in the United States and the United Kingdom. I can still do an immense amount of research for you. Let me help you find...Read More
With the concern over COVID virus, many businesses, schools, libraries, and museums have closed around the country. This may impact the ability to access some resources, thus taking longer to complete research.
I hope that you and your family stay well. I will be open for business and research...
Listen to Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. explain the importance of genealogy in understanding who you are.
This is a great article regarding the time involved in researching your ancestors. Yes, it's much, much more than a few hours.
Not everything can be done at the computer. You need to look at primary records held at repositories such as libraries, historical societies, and museums.
Keeping a research log is like entries in a farmer's diary. Our colonial ancestors made regular diary entries so they would know what they had done and learn what worked and didn't work. It helped keep track of what crops were planted and harvested at what time and what animals bred successfull...Read More
I remember when I conducted crime scenes. Always searching and documenting clues. Testing a hypothesis and using evidence to prove it. It can be time consuming but very rewarding.
Well documented genealogy research is the same. But the hours are a lot better and way more fun. I remember the fe...
The Mayflower II is getting ready to sail back to Plimoth Plantation to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing. It's not too late to start gathering your documents and getting your Mayflower application together. I've discovered eight Mayflower ancestors in my family history.
Well researched genealogy often takes time. A lot of time. Unlike television, unless you have an unlimited budget and staff, it may take quite some time to find your answer. Little by little uncovering clues.
This article gives you hints to researching and the realities of searching.
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- Robert GI asked Donna to provide birth, death and marriage certificates to submit with my wife's application for membership in the Mayflower Society. She not only procured every certificate that was required, but did it very professionally and quickly. I highly recommend her services!
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