More than 30 years of doing genealogical research in Canada, especially Quebec and New Brunswick and back to England and Scotland, have prepared me to help others with their own research both online and at archival centres. Below you can see a list of some of the genealogy services on offer.
For more information about my experience, please see my "About Me" page.
Arrange 1 FREE 30-minute conversation to discuss the kind of help you need with either research or an oral history project. Contact me here
Send me a summary of the work that has been conducted previously, preferably with copies of documents or reports you have. It is important not to have to waste time searching again for information you already have. I will look over what you have and consider whether and where to look further. We can discuss further research and if you choose, you can hire me to do it for you.
$50 (see note for currency)
You may have a mystery on your hands:
What happened to a particular family member? What country did your ancestors come from before coming to North America? Approximately when did your family arrive? Can we find a passenger list that they arrived on? Searches may take a number of hours to find that elusive answer. And, there is no guarantee that I can find the exact answer you are looking for. But, I promise that I will dig deeply and report back to you the places searched and information found.
Perhaps you would like to search a particular line back as far as possible. Normally, in the course of researching, an online tree is also created to keep information sorted.
you get –
Hourly Rate: $50 (minimum of 6 hours per session)
A search of Home Child files for your British Immigration and Colonization Association (BICA) boy. (Notes on how to conduct your own research)
You may have found out that a young man in the family came to Canada with BICA and wonder what became of him. Or, perhaps he returned to the UK and you wonder what he did while in Canada. I have spent many hours going through BICA files and noting references to individual boys. Boys were usually mentioned when there were difficulties with him or his placements.
$50 per hour
Do you not know where to start? Or, maybe you just want help finding a specific document.
Sharing my screen with you on Zoom, we will search for your family history online, accessing several databases and websites depending on what it is you are researching.
The main resources I have subscriptions/access to:
Ancestry.ca (world edition)
Newspapers+ Publishers Extra
ScotlandsPeople (access, searches free, documents cost additional)
I also have a broad knowledge of how to best use FamilySearch, Library and Archives Canada, Canadiana Heritage, Quebec Archives and more.
$50 per hour.
Is all your genealogical information on paper, but you would like to be able to add your tree to your online DNA or to be readily able to print reports? Once your genealogical information is entered in a genealogy software program, the tree can be saved on your computer, to genealogy websites and shared with others easily as a GEDCOM file. My preferred genealogy software is Family Tree Maker by MacKiev which can be "synced" to your Ancestry account.
By saving your information to a computer, in many cases you can reduce your paper files.
Please contact me to discuss what other Genealogy Services I can provide to you.
Note: Fees for Canadian clients paying by e-transfer, cash or cheque are in Canadian dollars. All others pay in US dollars.
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